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Banteng Range Map (S E Asia)
Banteng Range Map (S E Asia)

Latin Name Bos javanicus
Conservation Status Endangered
Location S E Asia
Colour Brown or Black
Length 1.8 - 2.3 m (6 - 7.5 ft)
Tail 65 - 70 cm (26 - 28 inches)
Weight 400 - 900 kgs (880 - 1,990 lbs)
Life Expectancy Up to 26 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

Banteng have a body length between 1.8 and 2.3 m (6 - 7.5 ft), a tail length between 65 and 70 cms (26 - 28 inches) and they weigh between 400 and 900 kgs (880 - 1,990 lbs).


Banteng can be found in open areas close to dense thickets and forests in south east Asia.


Banteng feed on grasses and other vegetation.


Subspecies of the Banteng are:

Burma Banteng
(Bos javanicus birmanicus)
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
This subspecies is found in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Both males and females are usually buff in colour but in some areas the males are black.

Java Banteng
(Bos javanicus javanicus)
This subspecies is found in Java. Males are black in colour and females are buff.

Borneo Banteng
(Bos javanicus lowi)
This subspecies is found in Borneo. They are smaller than Java Banteng and they have steeper horns. Males are chocolate brown in colour.

Interesting Facts

Banteng are also known as:

Domesticated Banteng are called Bali Cattle.

Similar Animals

Asian Water Buffalo
African Buffalo
American Bison
European Bison


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