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Bubalus bubalis carabanesis


From Wikipedia: The carabao (Indonesian/Malay: kerbau ; Filipino: kalabaw) or Bubalus bubalis carabanesis is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) found in the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and various parts of Southeast Asia. Carabaos are associated with farmers, being the farm animal of choice for pulling both a plow and the cart used to haul produce to the market.


Found in the Bento wetlands (Rawa Bento) of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.


Locals in the area often release carabao into the wetlands to give them rest and to breed. Later they collect them and their young to continue helping them in their nearby rice fields and other farmland. The bird standing on the carabao is a White-vented Myna (Acridotheres javanicus).

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Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago


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Jambi, Indonesia

Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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