Saturday, May 1, 2010

carabao in a waterhole

we considered carabao(kalabaw)as our national animal though there is no law or decree that
states carabao being our national animal..in my country carabao plays a great role in agriculture.. farmers usually use this animal to work in the field to prepare the soil for planting,it  also help in bringing/carrying the crops to be sell in  the city...like cow, carabao's milk is also good for human consumption and i remember my family drinking it every morning except me who was originally born not drinking milk of animals(only my mothers milk when i was still a baby).we used to have 3 carabao's and i saw how this animal help us on our living...it sad when one of them need to sacrifice i can still remember when my brother got married and my family decide to sell the female one...leaving the male and the baby carabao with us...its becoming lesser and lesser now and i just hope  our government will do something to preserve their life hope no one kills them just for food,for they do great jobs in the fields.and they must be preserve for future generations...

even carabao feel the heat  of the steaming weather and enjoying himself in his waterhole didn't even bother to get up and pose for a while to me....by the way,i took this photo in shou shan zoo park in kaohsiung when my niece,a freind and i went there.



12 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

CVA: That is a neat animal, it is used like an Oxen in the USA.

EG Wow said...

Carabao is a new animal for me!

awarewriter said...

Neat image and story.

Carver said...

Very interesting post and shot. I hope they will be protected.

RuneE said...

You have taught me something, and that is always nice.

eileeninmd said...

Great shot, but the poor thing looks like it needs more water.

Dave said...

I haven't seen kalabaw in ages, nice post.

Lucy said...

I love your pictures and especially the carabao. I know they have to get hot in your weather. Glad they can find water.

Dragonstar said...

He looks so comfortable there.

maryt/theteach said...

We have an animal called a caribou. I wonder if they are related...? :)

Misalyn said...

Lovely mono shot sissy. I can see the reflections too.

Dati meron din kaming kalabaw pero ipinagbili na rin kasi walang mag-aasikaso. Nakakalungkot din isipin na dahil sa mas naging advance na ang technology natin pati sa pagtatanim ng palay, kadalasan hindi na kailangan ang kalabaw.

You reminded me of my childhood. Madalas akong sumakay ng kalabaw noon, mga 6 years old ako, ng bumalik kami sa Bicol after 5 long years na paninirahan sa Baguio.

Clytie said...

What gorgeous reflections and shadows! I had never heard of Carabao before - now I have.

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