Did you know?
That Banteng has been domesticated in many places, especially on the island of Bali? More than 1.5 million domesticated banteng, which are known as “Bali cattle” are in the islands of Indonesia. These easily hybridize with domestic livestock, and the resulting offspring is usually also fertile. Bali cattle was introduced in northern Australia where they established a feral pig population.
Adult male Bos javanicus have a coat of blue-black or dark brown. The longhorn is arched up and there is a hump on the shoulders. The head-body length is 180-225 cm, with a shoulder height of 60-70 cm and a weight of 500-900 kg.
Female Bantengs have a reddish-brown fur, small horns, no hump and are smaller than the male Banteng. Both sexes have white socks and white patches on the rump during their first year of life.
The Bos javanicus have disappeared from many areas due to habitat loss (Banteng habitat is the main habitat of domestic livestock) and the pressure for big game. The introduction of livestock diseases are also a threat to the Banteng in nature.