My number one animal for transportation must be the horse. Not only is the horse strong and noble, it is also fast and has good stamina. Horses have been used for centuries for transporting humans all over. They are ridden single or placed on carriages to pull. Horses have transported people from state to state and even from country to country. When it comes on to transportation animals, horses rock.
Well, consider the camel to be the desert horse, in some sense. Camels are mainly used for transportation in the Middle Eastern areas such as Saudi Arabia. This is due to the fact that camels are much suited for the hot area than horses. Camels can go for long periods without water and can drink over 20 gallons in one go. They have nice coats which protect their skin from the scorching son which horses don’t. A camel will carry its rider and just about all the riders’ belongings. Camels are not sprinters like horses, but are better suited for walking long distances.
When it comes on to pulling of sled in the snow. You can count on a group of husky dogs to transport you across freezing domains quickly too. The Alaskan husky is a great dog for sled pulling, and if you are worrying about the cold. You best worry about your own self as these dogs are built for temperatures up north. They have beautiful thick coat which keeps them warm and powerful shoulders and legs which gives them great power for transporting people or goods on sled.
I bet you never knew elephants have been used in the transportation field for decades. Elephants are quite smart animals and have a very good memory. It is believed that elephant’s domestication started in India. Where elephants have been being used for transportation. Apart from using the elephant to traverse long distances, Elephants are very effective in labor requiring hard slogging and heavy lifting. Logging is particularly ideal for elephants and they are trained to uproot trees and move large logs. These beast are quite powerful and should not be taken for granted.
5. Homing Pigeon
Homing pigeons have been used back in the days to carry messages. But this was normally a one way message. Kings usually send war intelligence to their allies using a homing pigeon. This is probably one of the best methods to send a secure message in today’s world. Hoping that a hawk does not snatch the homing pigeon out the sky for dinner that is.
6. Yak – Bovine, water buffalo etc.
Bovines have been used to pull carts with goods and people. Yaks transport goods across mountain passes for local farmers and traders as well as for climbing and trekking expeditions. These two are powerful beast and has great stamina as it relates to traveling long distances.