Anoa are a subgenus of buffalo comprising two species native to Indonesia: the Mountain Anoa (Bubalus quarlesi) and the Lowland Anoa (Bubalus depressicornis). Both live in undisturbed forest, and are essentially miniature water buffalo, are similar in appearance to a deer, weighing 150–300 kg (330–660 lb). They live in deep rainforests.

Anoa

Anoa are a subgenus of buffalo comprising two species native to Indonesia: the Mountain Anoa (Bubalus…

Immense herds of the bison occupy the vast plains. A single herd is said sometimes to consist of ten thousand, (Smiley, 1839).

Bison

Immense herds of the bison occupy the vast plains. A single herd is said sometimes to consist of ten…

A large grazing animal.

Bison

A large grazing animal.

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, also commonly known as the American buffalo. 'Buffalo' is something of a misnomer for this animal as it is only distantly related to either of the two "true buffaloes", the water buffalo and the African Buffalo. The bison once inhabited the Grasslands of the United States and Asia in massive herds, ranging from the Great Slave Lake in Canada's far north to Mexico in the south, and from eastern Oregon almost to the Atlantic Ocean, taking its subspecies into account. Its two subspecies are the Plains Bison (Bison bison bison), distinguished by its smaller size and more rounded hump, and the Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae), distinguished by its larger size and taller square hump. Wood Bison are one of the largest species of cattle in the world, surpassed in size only by the massive Asian gaur and Wild Asian Water Buffalo, both of which are found mainly in India and Southeast Asia.

North American Bison

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, also commonly known as the American buffalo. 'Buffalo'…

"The Buffalo. As the game upon which they depended moved about the country, so the Indians roved in search of it. The buffalo was an animal every part of which the Indian used. He cooked or dried the flesh, for food. He tanned or otherwise dressed the skin and used it for his bed, and he cut it up for ropes and cords. The marrow served for fat. The sinews made bowstrings. The hair was twisted into ropes and halters, and spun and woven into a coarse cloth, the bones made war clubs, and the shoulder blades were used for hoes. They made canoes from the bark of trees, and paddled along the rivers and lakes. By looking at a map which has no State lines upon it, one can see what a network of waterways covers the country now occupied by the United States."—Scudder, 1897

Buffalo

"The Buffalo. As the game upon which they depended moved about the country, so the Indians roved in…

The buffalo from North America.

Buffalo

The buffalo from North America.

One of the earliest engravings of the Buffalo during the early explorations of America.

Buffalo

One of the earliest engravings of the Buffalo during the early explorations of America.

One of the earliest engravings of the Buffalo during the early explorations of America.

Buffalo

One of the earliest engravings of the Buffalo during the early explorations of America.

Buffalo Harbor, from the Breakwater.

Buffalo Harbor

Buffalo Harbor, from the Breakwater.

The Domestic Water Buffalo or Domestic Asian Water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is abundant in Asia, and widely used in South America, southern Europe and elsewhere. It is a large ungulate and a member of the bovine subfamily. There are established feral populations in northern Australia but the dwindling true wild populations are thought to survive in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand. All the domestic varieties and breeds descend from one common ancestor, the wild Asian water buffalo, which is now an endangered species.

Domestic Water Buffalo

The Domestic Water Buffalo or Domestic Asian Water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is abundant in Asia, and…

A pair of African buffaloes.

African Buffaloes

A pair of African buffaloes.

A Reindeer age masterpiece painting in four colours of a buffalo. Painted in the Cave of Altamira in Spain.

Reindeer Age Cave painting

A Reindeer age masterpiece painting in four colours of a buffalo. Painted in the Cave of Altamira in…

They are rather undersized, chunky flies, dark in color, with the thorax well developed and somewhat produced forward so as to partially conceal the small head from above.

Buffalo Gnat

They are rather undersized, chunky flies, dark in color, with the thorax well developed and somewhat…

The larva is curious little creatures, living under water in rather swiftly flowing streams, clinging to rocks, sticks, or logs, and feeding upon vegetable matter.

Buffalo Gnat Larva

The larva is curious little creatures, living under water in rather swiftly flowing streams, clinging…

The larva are curious little creatures, living under water in rather swiftly flowing streams, clinging to rocks, sticks, or logs, and feeding upon vegetable matter.

Buffalo Gnat Pupa

The larva are curious little creatures, living under water in rather swiftly flowing streams, clinging…

Indian robes are commonly made of buffalo skins, with the hair remaining, and the inside finely and delicately dressed. On this side are painted representations of the battles in which the possessor has been engaged.

Indian Robe

Indian robes are commonly made of buffalo skins, with the hair remaining, and the inside finely and…

The Seal of the State of Indiana. The seal shows a sunrise, a woodman, and a buffalo fleeing. This represents civilization, nature fleeing westward, and a bright future.

Seal of Indiana

The Seal of the State of Indiana. The seal shows a sunrise, a woodman, and a buffalo fleeing. This represents…

The Great Seal of the State of Kansas, 1861. The seal pictures a sunrise, a steamboat, plowing, a wagon, Native Americans hunting bison, and the state motto, 'Ad Astra per Aspera' meaning "To the Stars through Difficulties."

Seal of Kansas

The Great Seal of the State of Kansas, 1861. The seal pictures a sunrise, a steamboat, plowing, a wagon,…

The interior of the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York where President William McKinley was shot in 1901. The X marks the sport where McKinley stood when shot.

Interior of the Temple of Music Where McKinley was Shot

The interior of the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York where President…

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; larva." —Davison, 1906

Buffalo Moth

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; larva." —Davison, 1906

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; pupa within larva skin." —Davison, 1906

Buffalo Moth

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; pupa within larva skin." —Davison, 1906

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; adult." —Davison, 1906

Buffalo Moth

"Buffalo moth or carpet beetle; adult." —Davison, 1906

"The American buffalo, or more properly <em>bison</em>, is an object of great importance to the hunters and travellers in the western regions of this continent." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Native Americans hunting

"The American buffalo, or more properly bison, is an object of great importance to the hunters…

The Great Seal of the State of North Dakota. The seal depicts a tree, wheat, a plow, and a Native American on horseback hunting a buffalo. Above is the state motto, "Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable."

Seal of North Dakota

The Great Seal of the State of North Dakota. The seal depicts a tree, wheat, a plow, and a Native American…

A drawing of the port of Buffalo, New York in 1813.

The Port of Buffalo in 1813

A drawing of the port of Buffalo, New York in 1813.