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Landscape maintenance by profession. What is not obvious at first glance: Through their behavior, water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) help to preserve the habitat of many species.
The impressive weight of the mammals is between 400 and 1200kg. They are diurnal and crepuscular, herd animals and herbivores. They live to be 15-25 years old and give birth to a young after a gestation period of 330-335 days.
The decline of wetlands due to intensive use has been registered for many years. As a result, many adapted species also disappear. In 2002, water buffalo were used to maintain the landscape in a nature reserve in Lower Saxony. Successful.
Water buffalo tread on plants with their weight, which ensures that ponds do not become overgrown and are in turn preserved for other species.
The earth on the bank is also loosened. The dung of the water buffalo attracts different insects and therefore more birds.
Living free, water buffalo only occur in small residual populations. Usually only in designated protected areas.
You can marvel at the water buffalo in the Dingdener Heide.