Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee

Posted on 01/25/2008


Photo taken on November  8, 2006


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Carabao

Carabao
The carabao (Filipino: kalabaw; Malay: kerbau) or Bubalus bubalis carabanesis is a domesticated subspecies of the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) found in Thailnd, the Philippines, Guam, and various parts of Southeast Asia. Carabaos are typically associated with farmers, being the farm animal of choice for pulling the plow and the cart used to haul farm produce to the market. True Wild Asian Water Buffalo or Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo is an endangered species, it is thought to survive in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Thailand. It is a large ungulate and a member of the bovine subfamily and the ancestor of all the abundant Domestic Asian Water buffalo varieties and breeds which have descended from it. The carabao is considered a national symbol of the Philippines.

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jurmerga
jurmerga
what a powerful animal - great capture, and it`s ready for what?
9 years ago.
Jerry Lee
Jerry Lee
Thank you jura and magda, this guy's ready to go home ... yes, they plough the fields for few days every year, rest of the time they just enjoy the scenery, farmers gets the rice seeds, and they get to eat all the stalks. They can recognize people and cars and loves to eat bananas.
9 years ago.