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Seladang - bull - Malaysia

(most common name)

(transboundary/brand name):
also named (English):
• Malayan Bison
• Malayan Gaur
also named (Latin):
• Bos gaurus hubbackii

The Seladang is still recognized by Malaysia as a variety of the Gaur.

Seladang bulls and cows are a dark brown — both with white to tan stockings. Their horns are curved and grow upwards and backwards.

Seladang calves, born a yellowish-brown in color, changing into adult coloration at the age of 3 months.

The Seladang is considered to be wildlife and are mostly kept in captivity where their lifespan ranges from 17–19 years. Their large size and beauty have made them a tourist attraction in Malaysia.

The Seladang belongs to the Bibovine cattle group. Bibovine refers to several species of large Southeast Asian wild cattle that are closely related to common cattle.

This page was last updated on: 2020-01-01

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