Carabao

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The carabao (kalabaw in Filipino) is a domesticated type of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis or sometimes bubalus carabanesis) found in the Philippines. Carabaos are highly associated with farmers, being the farm animal of choice for pulling the plow and the cart used to haul farm produce to the market.

Carabao are indigenous to Southeast Asia; as waves of migration into the Philippines occurred, the carabao were captured and domesticated. Before about 1925, a carabao cost 50 pesos (at the time, $25).

The carabao is considered as a national symbol of the Philippines.


Carabao is a small island located at the mouth of Manila Bay in the Philippines.

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