Sker Buffaloes, also known as Skerry Bubalis, are giant buffalo-like kaiju that first appeared in the 2017 MonsterVerse film, Kong: Skull Island.


The name of the creature, specifically its scientific nomenclature is potentially derived from a skerry, which is a small, rocky island, which tends to be home to moss and grasses.



Sker Buffaloes greatly resemble abnormally large water buffaloes but with several differences. They possess incredibly large horns that have forked into at least three branches. Sker Buffaloes also have algae covering much of their bodies, probably due to their habit of being submerged underwater. Their backs possess a large amount of foliage, allowing for proper camouflage.


The roars of Sker Buffaloes are mainly loud bellows, much like many large real-world herbivores.


Sker Buffaloes are relatively passive herbivores that spend most of their time submerged underwater. While normally tolerant of other creatures, Sker Buffaloes will react aggressively if provoked, using their massive forked horns as their main weapon.


The Sker Buffalo is a super-biological bovid that is largely amphibious in its grazing patterns.
Initial phylogenetic studies show DNA ancestry with the Asian water buffalo. Inhabiting lakes and large river systems, the Sker Buffalo is equipped with a remarkable evolutionary advantage: the beast's back and flanks are fused with hard bony structures and dense green foliage. Sustaining its florafaunal biology is a pulmonary heart divided into four chambers, two of which pump blood through the musculatory system, and two of which pump highly oxygenated chlorophyll to the plant-life growing from its body.
The Sker Buffalo has evolved the ability to exist in a submerged state beneath the water for days at a time. Its atoll-like back sitting above the surface to offer the perfect camouflage. They say no man is an island. This creature defies that principle.
Though largely docile, the Sker Buffalo is highly dangerous if threatened. Two huge horns fused to the base of the skull form an imposing bone shield and a deadly offensive weapon when charging.

— Monarch Creature Profile


Kong: Skull Island

James Conrad, Mason Weaver, Houston Brooks, San Lin, and Reg Slivko encountered a Sker Buffalo emerging out from a river. Another individual was killed and eaten by a Skullcrawler that was then slain by Kong. Weaver then tried to rescue another that got trapped underneath the wreckage of a helicopter, but it was eventually freed by Kong.

Kingdom Kong

Kong frees a Sker Buffalo that was trapped under a fallen tree, only for it to be killed shortly after by a flock of Psychovultures.

Godzilla vs. Kong

The current status of the species is unknown after a fragment from one of Ghidorah's storms locks over Skull Island, making the island's ecosystem unstable and virtually uninhabitable.


Amphibious nature

Sker Buffaloes are amphibious bovines that can stay submerged underwater for days.


The coral-shaped surface on the Sker Buffaloes' backs allows them to blend in with their environment.

Durability and stamina

A Sker Buffalo was injured when it was trapped under the wreckage of a fallen helicopter until Kong released it. The Sker Buffalo was shown to get up and walk away with some ease.


Sker Buffaloes are said to be able to charge at their enemies, but it is unknown how fast they can run, but they should be fast enough to do a significant amount of damage. However, they are usually slow-moving and are easy prey for Skullcrawlers.

Strength and combat

Sker Buffaloes can use their massive horns as powerful and dangerous weapons against anything that they perceive as threats. Judging by their size and strength, Sker Buffaloes weren't strong enough to defend themselves from Skullcrawlers.





  • When submerged, Sker Buffaloes resemble miniature islands in the swamp and birds may land and rest on their backs.
  • Sker Buffaloes appear to be Skull Island's only large herbivore (normal-sized deer and buffaloes are also shown to live on the island as well).
  • Kong appears to care for the Sker Buffaloes living within his territory, as shown when he saved one trapped under a fallen helicopter, as well as fending off the Skullcrawlers that killed one of them.
  • The Sker Buffaloes somewhat resemble the Shishigami from Princess Mononoke.

List of appearances





Kong: Skull Island