GRATEFUL YOU DON'T LIVE WITH
A WATER BUFFALO
NEWS PICTURE AGENCY
is more docile than a cow and may be the animal of the future
for the British flood plains. Its large boxy hooves and flexible
leg joints are ideal for mud and it can even graze under water
by closing its nostrils. It pulls carts and is used for buffalo
flat racing. Its milk is richer than cow milk and its meat has
less cholesterol. It can break out of ordinary fields and swim
even the largest river, but is easily kept in by electric fencing.
The Chinese even toilet-train it.