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  krathing

 

Myanmar

The Gaur (Bos gaurus), in Thai called krathing, is the largest known wild bovine animal, notorious for its enormous thrust.

 

In the wild, it lives in the hilly woodlands of India (fig.), Burma, Thailand and Malacca, but it also has a domesticated form, known as mythum, mithun or gayal (Bos gaurus frontalis).

 

  krathing

 

  krathing

 

These pictures are made at the Zoological Gardens in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar). See also List of Thai Animal Names.

See also POSTAGE STAMP (1) and (2).