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Water buffalo

Water buffalo, any of several oxen in the family Bovidae, most common of which is the Indian buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), standing 6–6.5 ft (1.5–2 m) at the shoulder. Bulls have curved horns that may measure as wide as 12 ft (3.7 m) along the curve. The fierce-tempered water buffalo feeds on grass and has very little hair on its dull, bluish-black hide. Domesticated, the water buffalo is a strong and helpful farm animal, used throughout China, southeast Asia, Egypt, Europe, and the Philippines.

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