The N'Dama is an African cattle breed
originating in Guinea
, although it is now common in many parts of Africa
, and is used for cross-breed
ing all over the world.
N'Dama are tough as nails: able to withstand with equal ease the conditions of jungles and arid pastures, and resistant to disease, insects, and food shortages, they are often bred with European cattle to increase the latter's ability to survive in hostile climates.
Oddly, the N'Dama are almost miniature in stature, although they produce ample meat for their size and are extensively used in Africa for beef purposes. They are also known for their unstable and often aggressive disposition, which makes them difficult to handle.
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.