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Wild gaur brings cross-breed hope

The sighting of the rare creature in Chumphon has locals excited at the prospect of it mating with domesticated cows

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Ever since the sighting of a rare wild gaur in Chumphon's Thung Tako district three months, villagers have been abuzz at the prospect of it mating with domesticated cows. 

Wildlife authorities and local people say that a cross-bred animal would produce a new hybrid of cattle that would yield more economic benefits.

The cross-bred cattle would be larger than the domesticated ones and produce more meat. Also, the new breed would attract tourists.

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