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Synonyms: 
Arab, Mauritanian, Moor, Moorish
Subgroup: 
Sahel Zebu
Special Characteristics: 
Coat colour is fawn, red or black in plain or patchy pattern.
Main Location: 
Inhabit the Sahel region of Mauritania and neighbouring Mali with the nomadic Arabs and Berbers.
Origin: 
Synonyms of the breed like Arab and Moor suggest that they have descended from early cattle of Arabian pastoralists who spread from eastern Africa. They are short-horned zebu type and relate to the recent introductions of short-horned zebu into Africa from west Asia. These cattle are now owned by desert nomads, both Arabs and Berbers (Felius, 1995).
Species: