Animal powered transport

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(Non-human) animal-powered transport is a broad category of the human use of non-human animals (also known as beasts of burden) for the movement of people and goods. Humans may ride some of the larger of these animals directly, use them as pack animals for carrying goods, or harness them, singly or in teams, to pull (or 'haul') sleds or wheeled vehicles (See: Draught animal).

Animals domesticated for transport include:

  • On water:
    • Not common outside mythology, but note the use of dolphins to carry markers to attach to detected mines.

Animal-powered vehicles include:


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