A short journey from the skyscrapers at the hectic centre of Hong Kong, water buffaloes lumber over jungle-clad hills and through secluded villages where they once worked as farm animals.
This picture taken on January 30, 2013 shows buffaloes on Lantau island in Hong Kong. There are roughly 130 water buffaloes in two main herds in Hong Kong, most of them on Lantau, according to government data.
But after years roaming through the same areas, some have been moved to a nature reserve in a far-flung corner of the territory. Shifting even a few of the beasts has proved divisive in a city whose eye on the future has meant a steady erosion of its past.
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