"Look at those lil fellas! Tunnos are pretty damn tough..."
Beast of BurdenDespite them looking similar to that of a stunted ox, they are significantly tougher to take down than a regular ox. With a toughened hide covered in thick fur, tunnos are able to take a lot more of a punishment and survive in harsh conditions. Additionally, their toughened hide and fur increase their weight and make it especially difficult for them to be knocked down. Generally used for moving large loads of grain or other foodstocks, tunno are common on farms and around other labour intensive workspaces. They are also not uncommonly found around construction areas due to their resilience. While tunnos are capable of doing a significant amount of work, they prefer to be asked to do work instead of people trying to force them to work as it better fosters their understanding of what needs to be done.
Free RoamingTunnos require a significant amount of open space to roam while not being utilized for work, it allows them to wander as well as run around. While they require roughly a minimum of an acre of space for every five tunno, most owners ensure they have three times that size. As well as their land needs, tunno tend to eat roughly thirty pounds of dry hay each day, making them a significant food drain on those who aren't able to put them to work as well. Despite their roughshod appearance, tunno are remarkably friendly and intuitive. They aren't uncommonly used as alternatives to ponies for small or unexperienced riders due to their nature, as it allows them to understand the needs of the rider in terms of behaviour and actions.
20 - 25 years