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Cape buffalo with oxpeckers.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Class Information
Class Mammalia
Order Information
Order Artiodactyla
Family Information
Family Bovidae
Sub-family Bovinae
Genus Information
Genus Syncerus
Species Information
Species S. caffer
B. bubalis
B. quarlesi
B. depressicornis
Population statistics

Buffalo is a term for several somewhat-related species of wild Asian and African cattle, including variants of the domesticated water buffalo. The name has also been applied to the North American bison (Bison bison).

The North American bison is the national mammal of the United States.[1]
  1. National Bison Legacy Act, Pub. L. 114-152, 130 Stat. 373 (approved May 9, 2016), § 3(a) ("The mammal commonly known as the 'North American bison' is adopted as the national mammal of the United States.")