Water Buffalos originated from Asia, but have been domesticated to the rest of the world a few thousand years ago. They live in swamps and muddy waters of tropical and sub-tropical areas in India, Nepal. Bhutan and Thailland. Due to their large size they are often used to tranport people and heavy lods, giving them the nickname "tractor of the East". Male Water Buffalos are three times larger than the females, reaching 6.6 to 9.8 feet in height and between 1,500 and 2,650 pounds!