"Instead of hair, buffaloes have very fine wool Their horns are almost entirely black They have an enormous head and an extremely short but very thick neck, sometimes six hands wide. They have a hump or small protuberance between their shoulders. Their legs are extremely thick and short and are covered with very long wool. From their heads between their horns, long black hair falls over their eyes, giving them a frightful appearance" (Hennepin, 1938).

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