Junk and water buffalo


Well over 130 million domestic water buffalo exist, and more people depend on them than on any other domesticated animal. They are especially suitable for tilling rice fields and their milk is richer in fat and protein than that of dairy cattle.

In China The same character, Niú, is used for oxen, water buffalo and cattle. It is an animal of proverbial strength.

Junks had many uses in ancient Chinese culture, including fishing, transportation, trading, warfare and exploration.


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