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.
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.
Island of Sulawesi
Leaves, grasses, herbs and bamboo, swamp and aquatic plants
70 to 100 cm
- 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