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The Gir is considered to be one of the gentler breed of cows. Basically a milk-breed, the Gir cows are known for their heavy build and docile temperament. This breed originated in the Gir forest region and the surrounding districts of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

The Gir breed loves being with humans. They adore being brushed and caressed.

They are distinctive in appearance, with a large head, a domed forehead, narrow face, long pendulous ears and horns which sweep back and spiral up. Their eyes are hooded and black-pigmented. Their coat colours are varied but generally mottled and consist of red and speckled red/white. Their skins are darkly pigmented with short glossy hair.

They have whip-like tails which can be deadly on the insects. These cows are not susceptible to any infestation and have good general resistance to diseases.

Today, the Gir breed is apparently on the verge of extinction from India. Gujarat is estimated to have only around 3,000 pure breed Gir cows at present.   

Currently, at Surabhivana, we have around 16 pure breed Gir cows.

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