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Thenmala Kullan UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • The Kerala Animal Husbandry department has decided to conserve dwarf cow, locally known as Thenmala Kullan, and launch studies to register it as a unique indigenous breed.

  • The cow comes with many distinctive features including a small hump

  • Reared by tribespeople in Arippa and Thenmala, they are less docile and basically thrive on forest-based fodder.

Thenmala Kullan

  • The Thenmala Kullan is a dwarf cattle breed indigenous to the Arippa and Thenmala regions of Kerala, India. 

  • They are known for their small size and distinctive features, including a small hump.

  • There are efforts underway by the Kerala Animal Husbandry department to conserve the Thenmala Kullan and register it as a unique indigenous breed

  • Studies are also being conducted to verify the breed-specific traits.

Characteristics of Thenmala Kullan:

  • Small size: They are considered to be dwarf cattle.

  • Distinctive features: They have a small hump.

  • Less docile: They are known to be less docile than other cattle breeds.

  • Forest-based diet: They thrive on forest-based fodder.

  • Rich milk: They produce A2 milk, which is considered to be nutrient-rich.

  • Low milk yield: They produce a lower quantity of milk compared to other cattle breeds.

  • Strong immunity: They are said to have a strong immune system.



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