Wild, free-roaming humped cattle; non-use and neglect caused decline of the breed, and with an estimated population of about 500, the breed is considered critically endangered (Rege, 1999).
Found in western region of Madagascar in plateau de Bamaraha.
Origin and classification of the Baria is uncertain. This is further complicated by the fact that the Baria cattle are wild and roam freely. Reports referred to it as sanga, zebu and Taurine. However, government reports consistently classify the Baria as a zebu, although the breed has not been sufficiently characterised. It has a clear hump (Rege and Tawah, 1999).