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Buffalo are the largest animals found in north America and can grow to 6-7 feet long, weighing up to 2,000lbs. True buffalo only live in Asia and Africa. See the fact file below for more information on Buffalos or alternatively download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
COMMON NAME: Water Buffalo
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bubalus bubalis
GROUP NAME: Herd
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: Up to 25 years
SIZE: Head and body, 8 to 9 ft; tail 2 to 3.3 ft
WEIGHT: 1,500 to 2,650 lbs
- Buffalo live mostly on the plains, but some are known to inhabit river valleys as well as forests. Buffalo and bison played an important role on the North American plains for many years.
- True buffalo only live in Asia and Africa.
- Plains Indians used every part of the buffalo to help them survive. Their hides were used for clothing, blankets and shelters, meat was used for food, and bones were used for tools and toys. Horns were used for cups and spoons while tendons were used for thread and bowstrings. Buffalo chips were used for fuel.
- Buffalo can be 6 to 7 feet long, stand from 5 to 6 feet tall and weigh up to 2,000 pounds. Their size makes them the largest animal living in North America.
- Buffalo’s tail can be almost three feet long, and they use it to swap at pesky bugs.
- Thick brown fur keeps them warm on the frigid and frozen plains during the winter months.
- Buffalo also has a large hump on its back.
- Buffalo are herbivores and feed on about 60 pounds of plant material and grasses a day.
- Buffalo are considered to be an adult when they reach 3 years old. Adults mate from July to October and it takes nine months for the calf to be born. When the calves are born they are a light tan color and they follow and are dependent on their mother for a least one year.
- Buffalo can live to be 30 years old.
Water buffalo have been domesticated for more than 5,000 years. They have buttressed humanity’s survival with their meat, horns, hides, milk, butterfat, and power, plowing and transporting people and crops.
Wild water buffalo are at-risk and live only in a small number of protected areas stretching across India, Nepal, and Bhutan, and a wildlife reserve in Thailand. And populations are likely to diminish as they are interbred with domesticated water buffalo.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Buffalo Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about one of the largest animals found in north America. Buffalos usually weigh up to 2000 lbs.
Download includes the following worksheets
- Buffalo Facts
- Buffalo Wordfind
- State Find
- Bison Word Creator
- Buffalo Hunting Research
- 100% Useful
- The Legend of White Buffalo
- Reading Comprehension
The Buffalo Life
- Coloring the Herd
- Buffalo Maze
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