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Water buffalo are massive, powerful animals, some weighing in at more than 1,000kg. Their size deters all wild predators apart from the tiger and they still present a challenge for such a big cat.

Dromedary camels account for about 90% of the world's 15 million camels. These beasts of burden are now considered domesticated except for a wild population that was introduced to the Australian outback in the mid-19th century, principally as draft animals. Life in the hot and arid desert requires some remarkable adaptations, from being able to stand a 30% loss of water to drinking 100 litres of water in just 10 minutes.