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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.

Zwerg-Zebu, Foto: Tom Burger
Zwerg-Zebu, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Zwerg-Zebu
Verbreitungsgebiet: Zwerg-Zebu
Scientific Surname Bos taurus indicus
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Size headheight 1,3 m
Weight male 350 kg, female 200 kg
Reproduction gestation period: 9 month, 1 subadult
Distribution Asia
Habitat grass landscapes
Food Grass, hay
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