Bali cattle

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Bali cattle
Banteng Domesticated Bali Bull.PNG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. javanicus
Subspecies: B. j. domesticus
Trinomial name
Bos javanicus domesticus

The Bali cattle (Bos javanicus domesticus) also known as Balinese cattle are a domesticated form of the banteng. Bali cattle were an important source of meat and were used for plowing.


The Bali cattle were introduced to East Timor, Java, Malaysia and Australia including the Northern Territory as livestock but they escaped from captivity and started to increase in large numbers and damaging crops.