Considered to be one of the most beautiful and graceful of all wild cattle species, Bantengs are most likely the ancestors to the domestic cattle of Southeast Asia.
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No more than 8,000
Similar in size to domestic cattle, banteng are up to 1.65m in height and weigh a maximum of 800kg.
The main threat facing the banteng is hunting for meat and horns, Its population has decreased dramatically in the last few decades
Diseases and parasites transmitted by domestic and feral livestock are also serious threats to its continued survival.
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Domesticated banteng are known as Bali cattle and have been introduced to Northern Australia, where they have established feral populations.