One of the more recent additions to the Maharajah Jungle Trek is the Asian Water buffalo. It is found throughout the world now as a domesticated animal but is quite common in Asia. With over 130 million buffalo, more people rely on this domestic animal then any other in the world. However, there are also numerous feral herds throughout the world, the largest being in Australia.
The animal was domesticated about 5,000 years ago. It is believed the first domestication occurred in India.