from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small buffalo (Bubalus or Anoa depressicornis) of Celebes and the Philippines, having short pointed horns.
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- n. A small Indonesian water buffalo, similar in appearance to a deer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small wild ox of Celebes (Anoa depressicornis), allied to the buffalo, but having long nearly straight horns.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [NL.] A genus of bovine ruminant quadrupeds of Celebes, originally taken for antelopes (see anoine), represented by the sapi-outan or “cow of the woods,” Anoa depressicornis, which is a kind of small wild buffalo, having straight low horns, thick at the base and set in line with the forehead.
- n. [lowercase] The English name of the same animal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small buffalo of the Celebes having small straight horns
Same with "anoa," which is a pygmy buffalo found in Indonesia.
Two species of anoas, or dwarf buffaloes, are endemic to the forests of Sulawesi: the lowland anoa (Bubalus depressicornis, EN) and the mountain anoa (Bubalus quarlesi, EN).
These endemic species include the endangered mountain anoa (Bubalus quarlesi) and crested macaque (Macaca nigra) and the vulnerable babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) and Sulawesi montane long-nosed squirrel (Hyosciurus heinrichi).
Hunters set fires to facilitate hunting of anoa, creating montane meadows.
The crested macaque, moor macacque, and lowland anoa are considered endangered.
But the study expanded to include other possibly useful but obscure bovines of Asia: the madura (a hybrid between banteng and cattle), gaur, mithan, kouprey, anoa, tamaraw, yak, and yakows-hybrids formed by crossing yaks with cattle.
The lowland anoa (Bubalus depressicornis) and the mountain anoa
Although the young are thickly covered with yellowish-brown woolly hair, the mountain anoa adults tend to have curly hair, while lowland anoa have straight hair or are hairless.
The mountain anoa is smaller than its lowland counterpart.
Most of the northern, eastern, and southeastern peninsulas and the central area of Sulawesi are still forested and have anoa populations, and there are several large nature reserves to protect them.