Dwarf zebus are found in South and North America, Asia, and Africa. The breed originally originates from India.
Up to 20 years
Number of offspring
Did you know…
- The dwarf zebu is the world’s smallest cattle breed. Zebus are capable of tolerating high levels of heat and sunlight.
- This is due to their abundant sweat glands in the skin, which help regulate body temperature.
- The large drooping ears and the flap of skin under the neck also aid in heat regulation.
- The hump on their back contains fat and serves as an energy reserve that can be utilized during periods of limited or poor-quality food.
- While grazing near water, zebras occasionally catch small crustaceans.
- Although they primarily feed on grass, branches, and shrubs, these crustaceans are considered a delicacy.
- Zebus are known for their endurance, friendly temperament, toughness, and ability to thrive with limited resources.
- They grow slowly, but their meat is of high quality.
- That’s why zebus have been crossed with other beef cattle breeds.
- More than 75 different zebu species have been bred, each with specific characteristics depending on where they are raised in the world.
Meet the zebus at Bandholmmarken.