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Inspired by Gert's photo Donkey business, this is the scene from the cattle market in Shan province in Myanmar.
I am not sure what an animal it is. Buffalo? Bull? I suppose that they are used as drought animals.
There are many photos here on TE from Inle Lake and the acrobatic leg-rower, but only a few from Kakku. it is not as remote place as Mrauk U but going there is complicated. as it lies on the land of Pa O people, you must apply for a special permission and have a pa O guide. There is no public transport so it is necessary to take a car with a driver. But this all can be done and you are rewarded with amazing views, splendid landscape and stunning architecture of 2000 stupas.
On our way I saw this cattle market. There were only locals and my group. I was delighted to see Pa O people, friendly smiling to us.
suddenly I felt nostalgy for exotic country.. so I dig up in my disks.

Thanks Gert, I think you are right, this should be Zebu.
Zebus sometimes known as humped cattle or Brahman, are a type of domestic cattle originating in South Asia. They are characterised by a fatty hump on their shoulders, drooping ears and a large dewlap. They are well adapted to withstanding high temperatures, and are farmed throughout the tropical countries, both as pure zebu and as hybrids with taurine cattle, the other main type of domestic cattle. Zebu are used as draught oxen, as dairy cattle and as beef cattle, as well as for byproducts such as hides and dung for fuel and manure.

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4988 W: 81 N: 12578] (73797)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-11-23
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-09 1:56
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