Range-bull

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Range-bulls
Creature information
Type Bovine cattle
Homeworld Galisteo
Environment Hot steppe
Average mass up to 5,000 kg
Average length est. 600 cm
Average height est. 400 cm
Creature stats
System  ???

The Range-bull, also referred to as Ranger bull, is a gene-manipulated, bigger and smarter reconstruction of the ancient Terran Aurochs. They are raised as cattle on Galisteo.

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Appearance[edit]

Adult Range-bulls mass up to five metric tons; in a herd with a 4,000 kilogram herd bull with horns spanning four meters, a six-month old specimen weighted around half a ton. Range-bull hide is very tough, described as the equivalent of several centimeters of Kevlar. The species is noted for wide horns.

Abilities and Lifestyle[edit]

As a bovine species, Range-bulls live in herds and are valued for their meat. Large specimen are thought to be capable of damaging or destroying a Ranchhand AgroMech, and an enraged herd can topple a shutdown BattleMech (as demonstrated on a Locust).

Still, Range-bulls can be overcome by predators. A pack of Lobo plumado killed a straggling calf, though some of them were trampled.

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