Domestic Zebu - Bos taurus indicus
Adapted to tropical environments. The wild ancestors lived in open forests and meadows.
Derived from an Asian subspecies. Originally found throughout Europe, Southern Asia, and Northern Africa.
Zebu have humps on the shoulders, large dewlaps and droopy ears. Other than that they look like a typical cow. Their coloring can be mixture of black, gray, or bay.
About the size of a typical cow
Social creatures that prefer herds. Wild groups can consist of a bull and several females with young.
Grassy plants, leaves and acorns.
- There are over 30 known breeds of zebu each originating in a province of India.
- Sacred cattle of India and is allowed to roam the streets and villages.
- Have more sweat glands than other cattle, allowing them to handle hot, humid climates.
- Tick resistant
- Horns are found on both males and females and grow throughout their lives.
- Adult (13 and over)$10.50
- Child (2 - 12)$7.50
- Child (1 and Under)FREE
- Senior (65+)$9.50
- Active Military$9.50
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
Open Daily 10:00-5:00
Last admission at 4:30