Where Do Buffaloes Live?


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There are three distinct species of buffalo, the cape buffalo, the water buffalo and the American buffalo. These species are found in different areas. Cape buffalo live throughout the African continent, water buffalo are found across small areas in Asia and American buffalo roam the American plains.

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PawNation explains that there is debate over whether or not American buffalo should be considered true buffalo, as they greatly differ from the other species of buffalo. American buffalo are often called bison and graze through plains, prairies and river valleys across the northwestern United States.

Cape buffalo are most often found near bodies of water throughout the northern and southern savannas, as well as the lowland rain forests of Africa. A similar species, the water buffalo, is found throughout the muddy grasslands of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand.

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