Water buffalo are brought to Wales to save nature reserve

Asian water buffalo keep down reeds and gorse at Welsh Wildlife Centre

source: Mark Rowe
Independent on Sunday October 1 2000 p14

Asian water buffalo are being used to keep down reeds and gorse at the Welsh Wildlife Centre near Cardigan, Wales. They are prepared to eat tough plants, and to go into boggy areas. Cattle and horses were found to be less efficient at preventing gorse and reed growth. The water buffalo weigh some 1,000 kg and have large horns. They are inquisitive, but even-tempered.