(Bos taurus indicus) are the sacred cattle of India.
Zebus have a characteristic hump over the shoulder and a large
dewlap. They may be colored pale fawn, bay, gray or black. They
interbreed with other kinds of cattle. Sometimes known as 'humped
cattle', they are better-adapted to tropical environments than
other domestic cattle. They have more sweat glands than European
cattle (Bos taurus). They handle hot, humid climates
well and have pest resistances not seen in European cattle.
are 30 or more breeds, each of which originated in a province
of India. Four main strains have been introduced into the United