Although you wouldn’t think of a cow as warm and fluffy, there is one breed that defies expectations because to its long, textured hair. Highland cattle are cuddly-looking animals with the longest wild coifs of any breed, which wrap their hooves and faces in fluffy fuzz like a dog.
Highland cattle are native to Scotland’s Highlands and Western Isles. They are ideally adapted to areas with heavy winds, rains, and typically colder weather due to their fur. Their coats include two layers of fur: an oily coating on the exterior that allows rain to flow off, and a downy undercoat on the inside that covers the body. This, along with their horns, allows them to seek for food even when the ground is covered with snow. The horns act as a shovel, assisting them in digging for hidden vegetation.
A Highland cow calf is no exception to the rule that many kinds of animals are cuter as newborns. It’s tough not to grin when you watch their charming antics, with their little snouts, tongues, and size. Below, you can see them in all their gorgeous beauty.
The Highland cattle calf is an adorable exception to the rule that cows aren’t charming and cuddly.
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