Lowland anoa
Bubalus depressicornis
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Drapeau anglais : Anao de Plaine
Drapeau allemand: Tieflandanoa
Drapeau espagnol: Anoa de bajo



There is still debate about anoa species. Some classification considered both moutain and lowland anoa as subspecies and some other recognise two different species.
 
This is the smallest wild cattle species endemic of Sulawesi island. Anoa lives in primaries and secondaries tropical forest, mostly near water.

This species has a black to dark brown coat. Body is stocky with short limbs and thinck neck.

The anoa feeds on grasses including more than 140 plants species. Monocotyledons represente more than 70% of the diet.

Their is now reproduction season, and females give borth to one calf all around the year.

This animal is very shy and noctural. They seem to be solitary.

In captivity the anoa population is decreasing. In Europe only 15 zoos are keeping anoas. It is listed in CITES I.



En danger


Lenght
1,60 à 1,70 m
Shoulder heigh
0,70 à 0,80 m
Weight
150 à 300 kg
Gestation
275 à 315 jours
Sexual maturity
2 à 3 ans
Longevity
28 à 30 ans


Anoa de plaine
Anoa de plaine - Ménagerie du jardin des plantes - février 2008
Anoa de plaine
Anoa de plaine - zoo de Prague - juillet 2007


Anoa de plaine
Anoa de plaine - zoo de Prague - juillet 2007
Anoa de plaine
Anoa de plaine - zoo de Szeged - septembre 2014


Anoa de plaine
Anoa de plaine - zoo de Leipzig - aout 2011
Anoa de plaine
Anoa de plaine - zoo d'Anvers - aout 2010


Anoa de plaine
Anoa de plaine - Ragunan zoo - mai 2013
Anoa de plaine
Anoa de plaine - zoo de Leipzig - aout 2011


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