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v1i1.10

Volume 1 | Number 1 | April 2009
Major Article
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)
DOI:10.47605/tapro.v1i1.10

Submitted date: 20 February 2009
Accepted date: 26 February 2009
Published date: 06 April 2009
Pp. 55–62, pls. 10–17.

THE WILD BUFFALO OF SRI LANKA

Colin Groves* & Jayantha Jayawardene
*Corresponding author. E-mail: colin.groves@anu.edu.au

Abstract
Buffaloes live wild in many areas in Sri Lanka, but it is controversial whether any of them are genuinely wild, or whether they are all feral. We investigated this question by observation of living buffaloes in Yala National Park, and measurement of available cranial material. We conclude that there is indeed an indigenous wild buffalo in Sri Lanka. Steps should be taken to ensure its genetic integrity.

Key words : Bubalus arnee migona, buffalo, cranial capacity, Sri Lanka, Yala
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