Q. Which of the following are considered as bovines?
3) Buffalo- Published on 18 May 16
a. 1, 2
b. 2, 3
c. 1, 3
d. All of the above
ANSWER: All of the above
- The biological subfamily Bovinae includes a diverse group of 10 genera of medium to large-sized ungulates, including domestic cattle, bison, African buffalo, the water buffalo, the yak, and the four-horned and spiral-horned antelopes.
- Some bovines are – cattle (cow), bison, oxen, buffalo, yak, water buffalo, Gaur, Gayal, etc.
- In most countries, bovids are used for food. Cattle are eaten almost everywhere, but in parts of India and Nepal they are considered sacred by most Hindus.