Mustang's native dwarf lulu cows on verge of extinction

MUSTANG: Dwarf lulu cows, a native breed of Mustang district, are on the verge of extinction.

These small-sized cows were popular among people for they would give more milk.

A local farmer Dorje Lama said most of the villagers used to domesticate this species, but these cows are in a negligible number these days.

Villagers have reportedly stopped to domesticate the lulu cows in the district as they were engaged in other professions including tourism than farming.

Lulu cows have an average life expectancy of 20 years and have shorter pregnancy period than other breeds of cows.

A local farmer, Tsering Gurung, said it was a high time the farmers conserved the endangered species.

He ever further said the villagers should show more interest to conserve this native cow in the village.