Animals are also part of our nature. They are also a
form of natural Resource to us. We get milk and other dairy products
from animals. Similarly for many other reasons we tame some animals. We
know that such animals are called as domestic animals.
Cows and buffaloes are called `milch-cattle’.
We get milk from them. Sheep and goats are reared for their meat as
well as for wool. We have a sheep breeding centre at Hissar. Bullocks
and buffaloes are used in farming. Dung of the animals is used as
Donkeys, camels, horses are called `beasts of burden’. They carry our loads. We know that camel is called the `ship of the desert’. It is very useful in travailing across the desert.
We find many animals in the forest such as lion, tiger, bear, elephant, deer, fox, and monkey. We call them `wild animals’.
There are lions in the Gir
forest in Gujarat. Tigers are found in the thick forests of India.
Leopard, for, wolf, bear, and wild boar, etc. are found in elephants in
more in the south and north-east India. Richinoceroses are found in Assam and west Bengal. Bison are found in central and south India. Mask deer is found only in the Himalayas.