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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: Bos primigenius
Subspecies: B. p. indicus
Binomial name
Bos primigenius indicus
Bos indicus an Bos taurus indicus

Zebus (/ˈzˌbjz/ or /ˈzbz/; Bos primigenius indicus or Bos indicus or Bos taurus indicus), whiles kent as humph-backit nowt or Brahman, is a teep o hamelt nowt oreeginatin in Sooth Asie. Thay are characterised bi a fatty humph on thair shouders, droopin lugs an a lairge dewlap. Thay are weel adaptit tae forstaundin heich temperaturs, an are fairmed ootthrou the tropical kintras, baith as pure zebu an as hybrids wi taurine nowt, the ither main teep o hamelt nowt. Zebu is uised as draucht owsen, as dairy nowt an as beef nowt, as weel as for byproducts lik hides an dung for fuel an manure.