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Ancient traditions, modern relevance

Uniquely adapted
  • A Passion for pastoralism
  • Uniquely adapted
  • Milk for the Maasais
  • Pay-to-stay research
  • Making the most of resources
  • Duties at dusk
  • Dual purpose
  • Handing on to the next generation

Uniquely adapted

A herder takes his animals on a ten-hour trek for water, before a ten-hour return journey to their grazing area. Maasai cattle are uniquely adapted to the savannah, dropping their metabolic rate by as much as 50 per cent to withstand long walks, days without water and prolonged shortage of feed.

 

 

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