February 6, 2023

The idea of cops on buffalo is cute in and of itself, but this article gets into a fascinating amount of detail on politics and the history of the buffalo in Brazil…

Police have taken to an unusual form of locomotion in the Brazilian city of Belem.
Calm, dignified and, yes, friendly, they glance down indulgently on us visitors to the international fair in Belem.
Belem – whose name is the Portuguese form of Bethlehem – is the capital of the Brazilian state of Para and it lies near the mouth of the Amazon.
But, if anything, the police animals look even calmer, more dignified and friendlier than their riders, a real credit to the force. Altogether a fine body of men and beasts, you would say.

BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Brazil’s law-enforcing buffaloes
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