Cattle/cow

A genus of wild and domestic cattle closely related to the genus Bison

Bos species are grazing mammals with large teeth to break up the plant material they ingest. Moreover, all of them are ruminants with a four-chambered stomach that allows them to break down complex biomolecules in the plant material.

Around 10,500 years ago, domestic cats were domesticated from as f wild aurochs (extinct cattle species). Now, industrial agriculture uses around 1.5 billion domestic cows are alive, making them one of the most numerous mammals in the world. Members of the genus Bos are extensively found in Africa, Asia, Europe, America, and Oceania. Their habitats differ significantly depending on the species; generally, they live in rainforests, savannahs, wetlands, and temperate forests.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Africa
2023
Asia
2023
Oceania
2023
Europe
2023
North America
2023
South America
2023

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No