Banteng

Banteng is also known as Tembadau and is a species of wild cattle. Domesticated Bantengs are used as working animals and also for meat.

Banteng Scientific Name


Bos javanicus

Banteng Information and Facts


-Bantengs feed on grasses, bamboo, fruit, leaves, and young branches
-Hairy coat bluish black or chestnut in color
-Females are chestnut in color with dark stripes
-Females have short curved horns that point inward toward the tips and males have long horns growing to almost 60-75 centimeters
-Herd size of Bantengs vary from 2-30
-Has been domesticated and there exists more than 1.5 million domestic Bantengs
-Endangered species of India Bantengs are sexually dimorphic with the male Bantengs growing larger and also faster than their female counterparts

Bantengs Conservation


Bantengs have been successfully cloned in 2003 and is the second engendered species to have been cloned. Australia has a population of 8,000-10,000 Bantengs while wild Bantengs are extremely rare in Asia.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag