Water buffalo grazing in Berlin
Appropriate care of the countryside conservation area known as Tegeler Fliess is difficult. Heavy machines are expensive and sometimes cannot get access. To find a more “natural” way of taking care of this area, the local government is using Asian water buffaloes. A large part of the Fliess has been fenced and as of May 2015, the water buffaloes are grazing the area. In winter, they will spend their time at a local farmer and will be led into the area again next spring.
Funny enough, about a 100,00 years ago, water buffaloes roamed this area free. I welcome them back!