« Much ado over baby Pudu! |
| Rescued Manatee Gives Birth at SeaWorld! »
There's a new Texan in town, with big brown eyes, a white speckled coat, and a frisky gait. The Queens Zoo's longhorn calf lives with her mom and brother on the zoo's Farm exhibit. She seems particularly fond of her neighbors, the Scottish highland cows, who share her barnyard home.
The female calf was born in May to Joan, a 7-year-old cow. The calf weighed 60 pounds at birth and is active and energetic.
Texas longhorns are a domestic breed of cattle that developed as a result of cross breeding between feral and domestic cattle and are a popular symbol of the American Southwest.
Texas longhorns are known for their beauty and intelligence, and are named for their signature horns that can extend up to 6 feet from tip to tip. These hardy animals thrive in the Southwest's rugged terrain, and are the foundation stock of the region’s cattle industry.
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher
Posted on July 22, 2012 in cow, Queens Zoo | Permalink
TrackBack URL for this entry:http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a010535647bf3970b0177438609e2970d
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference There's a New Texan in Town:
"Animal Babies Make Conservation Cute" - New York Times "ZooBorns pulls off the difficult task of being cute and interesting for people of all ages while also being informative. Many books seek this lofty goal but most fail."- Seattle Post Intelligencer Learn more