Gir Cow

  • SCIENTISTS at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal have successfully cloned a Gir cow “Ganga”.
  • Gir cow belongs to Zebu (Bos indicus) family.
  • It is popular because of its docile nature and goodness of milk.
  • Main native tract of Gir cattle is Saurashtra region (Gujarat) especially area around Gir forest of Kathiawar including Junagad, Bhavnagar, Rajkot etc.
    • The breed is also in high demand in Brazil, the USA, Mexico and Venezuela.
  • Gir cattle are very hardy and well-known for their tolerance to conditions of stress and resistance to various tropical diseases.
  • Communities rearing Gir Cattle: Rabari tribe, Aher and Mer community
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