Many animals, especially herbivores, naturally live together in groups called herds. Herds continually move from one fertile grazing pasture to the next. Herders guide their herds, and protect them from predators. This herder in Bolivia has her hands full, with a diverse herd of donkeys, llamas, sheep—and a baby on her back.

Photograph by Cynthia Nathal, MyShot
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herding Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. Herding is the practice of caring for roaming groups of livestock over a large area.