An animal, such as a mule or donkey, that is used for carrying loads.
- Ancient Egyptian art depicts this animal as their domesticated beast of burden.
- The llama was domesticated as a beast of burden, while the alpaca was kept for its wool, and the guinea-pig for meat.
- For many years, this intelligent and docile animal has been used by man as a beast of burden, circus performer, and even as a weapon of war.
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