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Zebu

Zebu

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Scientific Name:

Bos taurus indicus


Distribution

S. Asia


Diet:

Herbivore. Grass.


Facts

Habitat: Tropical forest, jungle, wetlands, swamps and open grasslands

Dimensions: 86-106cm
 

Weight: max 270kg
 

Gestation: 285 days, 1-2 young
 

Lifespan: ~20 years
 

Social structure: Herds of one male and several females
 

Estimated population: 270 million in India
 

Status: domesticated
 

Threats: There are no major threats. There are currently millions of Zebu in India, USA and Brazil due to cattle breeding and there also exist many different breeds.

 

Did you know that:
It has as distinctive hump on its upper back, drooping ears and a large flap of skin below its jaw.
Due to very efficient sweat glands, it can easily adapt to hot climates.
It is one of the smallest breeds of cow in the world reaching a height of just over a meter. 
In India it is considered a sacred animal and  used as a draft animal and for producing milk.




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