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ban·teng

 (băn′tĕng)
n.
A wild ox (Bos javanicus) of Southeast Asia, having a chestnut coat in the female and a brownish-black coat in the male, with white on the lower legs and rump, and long, curved horns in the male.

[Malay.]

banteng

(ˈbænˌtɛŋ)
n
(Animals) another name for banting

ban•teng

(ˈbæn tɛŋ)

n., pl. -tengs, (esp. collectively) -teng.
a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus), of SE Asia and Malaysia, resembling the domestic cow.
[< Indonesian Malay banténg < Javanese banṭéng]
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Noun1.banteng - wild ox of the Malay Archipelagobanteng - wild ox of the Malay Archipelago  
Bos, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
wild ox, ox - any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
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In the case of the banteng, its DNA was drawn from tissue cryopreserved 25 years earlier by San Diego's Frozen Zoo, in the hope that it could help restore genetic variability to the remaining population of bantengs assumed to be suffering from progressive inbreeding.
For example, the Baluran National Park in eastern Java is a refuge for many herds of ungulates such as bantengs (Bos javanicus), water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) and Sonda sambar (Cervus timorensis).