Bovidae is the mammal family that contains all the cattle, goats, sheep, antelopes and gazelles. All male bovines have horns, though some hornless domestic cattle have been bred by man. In some species the females also have horns.
Scientific name: Bovidae
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A bovid (family Bovidae) is any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed, ruminant mammals with characteristic unbranching horns covered in a permanent sheath of keratin in at least the males.
The family is widespread, being native to Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, and diverse: members include bison, African buffalo, water buffalo, antelopes, gazelles, sheep, goats, muskoxen, and domestic cattle.
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