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Dwarf Zebu

(engl: Dwarf Zebu)

Dew and hump

Dwarf Zebu originally came from Sri Lanka and Caucasia. Their small, slender heads have big and expressive eyes. This breed is known for its pronounced dewlap (throatfold), as well as the striking hump on their shoulders. This consists of connective tissue, fat and six different muscles.


Today, Dwarf Zebu are also common in Europe. Due to their light weight and being so steady on their feet, they hardly cause any crop damage. Dwarf Zebu are kept for their meat, which is considered a delicacy.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Zwerg-Zebu
Verbreitungsgebiet: Zwerg-Zebu
Wissenschaftl. Name Bos taurus indicus (Haustierrasse)
Ordnung Artiodactyla
Familie Bovidae
Größe Kopfhöhe bis 1,3 m
Gewicht ♂ ca. 350 kg, ♀ ca. 200 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit 9 Monate, 1 Jungtier
Verbreitung Asia
Lebensraum grass landscapes
Nahrung Grass, hay
Bestand secured