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Gir - bull - India

(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

(local/other name):
• Bhodali
• Desan
• Gujarati (Sri Lanka)
• Kathiawari
• Sorathi
• Soorthi
• Surati
• Surti

The Gir is a heavily-built zebu breed which originated in the Gujarat state on the west coast of India.

The Gir has very distinctive head consisting of:
• a bulging convex forehead
• thick horns which grow backwards and curl upwards in a partial spiral
• long drooping ears

The Gir, through export, is also found in Brazil and Sri Lanka.

You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® India and read about other Indian cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.