3. Various Types of Domestic Animals

For African pastoralists, there are four important livestock: cattle, camels, goats, and sheep. They also use donkeys and horses, especially when transporting a load or for their own movements. There are about 770 million domestic animals being raised in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Share of domestic animals raised in Sub-Saharan Africa
(number of livestock in %)

Sheep Cattle Goat Pig Camel Donkey Horse
31.3 30.6 28.5 2.7 2.0 1.8 0.5
Source: Website of Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations(http://faostat.fao.org/faostat/collections?subset=agriculture)

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