Water Buffalo

Chinese Agricultural and Rural Scenes

11. Water Buffalo used in China

In the wet areas of rural China one of the favorite beasts of burden is the water buffalo. These ponderous, slow beasts are used in the wetter parts of China, particularly in the rice growing regions. Note how deep in the mud is the legs of the buffalo. In Henan province you do not see these animals because it is too dry. It takes a lot of patience to manage one of these animals.

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