The New Student's Reference Work/Zebu

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Ze'bu, the name sometimes used for a humped ox of India (Bos Indicus). This name, however, is not used in India, being an invention of foreign people. The zebu is closely related to the domesticated ox. It no longer is found in the wild state. The animal possesses a well-marked hump of fat on the shoulders, which is considered a delicacy for the table. It has long ears pointing downward and very short blunt horns. The cows are milked. These animals are used in plowing, for drawing carriages and for riding. Similar animals are found in China and in eastern Africa. The sacred bulls of the Hindus belong to this species.