Are water buffalo native to America?
The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), also called the Asiatic buffalo, domestic water buffalo or Asian water buffalo, is a large bovid originating in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Today, it is also found in Europe, Australia, North America, South America and some African countries.
Can a water buffalo mate with a cow?
Water buffalo are raised in the same way as beef and dairy cattle, however, they will not interbreed between species.
The bison and the domestic cow belong to the same family (Bovidae) and are genetically similar. They are also very similar in their grazing habits and preferences”. Not surprisingly, because of the assumed similarities between the two animals, it is claimed that cattle are nothing more than domestic bison.