- Males are called bulls and have bigger, square shaped necks
- Females are called buffalo cows and have rounder necks
- Buffalo calves and cows live in groups. A female calf remains with
its mother - often for life.
- Buffaloes are active mainly at night and at dusk, spending the rest
of the day wallowing in mud or resting in woodlands.
- Aboriginal people hunt buffaloes in Arnhem land and they even feature
in their stories and culture.
- At birth a buffalo calf weighs about fifty pounds. A full grown adult
bull can weigh around 2000 pounds.Cows (female buffalo) average around
- A full grown bull is about six feet tall.
- The primary food of a buffalo is Grass.
- Both male and female buffaloes have horns
- Buffalo calves are usually born in May. They weigh about fifty pounds
at birth, and are born with a cinnamon-colored coat, which they shed
in about two months. The new coat grows out to be the familiar dark
brown color one sees in adult bison.
- Buffalo meat is significantly higher in protein, yet lower in fat,
cholesterol and calories than most other meats, including poultry and
many kinds of fish with less than 50 calories per ounce
- Buffalo meat is accepted as a diet food by several nationally recognized
weight loss programs. And it tastes good, too.
- Buffalo often live well into their thirties, reaching maturity at
6 or 7 years of age.
- A mature buffalo bull measures six foot tall at the hump and weighs
up to a ton (2,000 pounds)!
- Buffalo can easily run 35 miles per hour, with enough stamina to outrun