Carabaos are domesticated water buffaloes found in several parts of the Philippines. They typically breed during the winter months and can deliver up to seven calves in their 20 year lifespan. Once born, a calf stays with the dam until it reaches a year old.
Carabaos are the national animal of the Philippines. They have several uses including providing people with protein-filled meat as well as milk, cheeses and other dairy products. The hides and horns are also used to make clothing and other useful objects, while the manure is used to fertilize various crops.Learn more about Science