Outline of animal-powered transport

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Animal-powered transport

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to animal-powered transport:

Animal-powered transport – broad category of the human use of non-human working animals (also known as "beasts of burden") for the movement of people and goods. Humans may ride some of the larger of these animals directly on their backs, use them as pack animals for carrying goods, or harness them, singly or in teams, to pull (or haul) sleds or wheeled vehicles.

Animals domesticated for transport[edit]

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  • Turtles were used for riding as a sport in early 20th-century Australia


  • Dolphins (to carry markers to attach to detected mines)


  • Pigeon (for carrying messages)

Animal-powered vehicles[edit]

Jan Brueghel (I) – Travellers on the Way, second half of 16th century

See also[edit]


  • [1] Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa