Lowland Anoa

Bubalus depressicornis

Midget buffalo

Anoa are the world`s smallest species of wild cattle. They stand less than one metre at the shoulder and weigh a maximum of 300 kg. The females are much smaller and lighter than the males.

Adapted to mountains or valleys

We still don't know for sure whether the mountain and the lowland anoa are of the same species or not. But we do know that - as their name suggests - lowland anoa feel at home in the flatlands of the Sulawesi swamps, while mountain anoa prefer the mountainous rainforest.


  • Origin


  • Habitat

    Island of Sulawesi

  • Diet

    Leaves, grasses, herbs and bamboo, swamp and aquatic plants

  • Status


  • Size

    70 to 100 cm

  • Weight

    150 kg

  • Gestation period

    276 to 315 days

  • Achievable age

    up to 20 years in the wild, up to 30 years in human care

Threat Categories of IUCN

Schon gewusst, dass...

...anoa are diurnal and tend to live alone or in pairs, rather than in herds,
...they are losing their natural habitat, which is being cut down to make way for agricultural land, like rice paddies,
... this species of wild cattle is threatened with extinction?

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