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Javan Banteng - Species Detail

AKA: Gold: 75 5/8" Gold (Bow): 0"
Endangered: 6-2-70 Southeast Asia Silver: 0" Silver (Bow): 0"
Bronze: 0" Bronze (Bow): 0"
Bos javanicus javanicus

Banteng de Java (Sp), Java Banteng (G), Banting de Java (F).

DESCRIPTION General color of old bulls is blackish-brown or black, with face and forehead the same color. There is a large white rump patch that contrasts sharply with the color of the body. It extends to-but does not include-the root of the tail. Lower legs are white. The forehead is somewhat convex, and the ridge at the top of the skull between the horns is elevated in the middle. The male's horns grow widely outward from the top of the head, then curve smoothly upward and somewhat forward. Horn tips may be directed out, up or in, depending on the individual. Very few horn measurements have been recorded, the largest being 25-3/4 inches in length (65.4 cm), 16 inches (40.6 cm) in circumference, and 32-3/4 inches (83.2 cm) in outside spread (Rowland Ward, 1933). Females are chestnut-red in color and have very small horns.

The domesticated form of banteng, known as Bali cattle, is virtually identical in appearance to the wild Javan banteng.

DISTRIBUTION The island of Java in Indonesia.

Domesticated Bali cattle are also found throughout the region, notably on Sumatra, Java, Bali, Timor, Borneo and Sulawesi (Celebes). The banteng introduced in the Cobourg Peninsula of northern Australia in the mid-1800s are believed to be Bali cattle.

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