Dexter Mini-Cow – Карельский зоопарк

Dexter Mini-Cow

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: approximately 300 kg

Height: up to 105 cm

Body length: around 100 cm

Color: black and white, red and white, or noble marbled

Age of sexual maturity: 1.5 years

Gestation period: 250-310 days

Lifespan: up to 25 years

Habitat: Found in Australia, New Zealand, America, the United Kingdom, Cuba, Argentina, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, and Germany

Diet: Any balanced and nutritious feed available in specialized stores

Did you know?

  • Dexter cows are among the smallest breeds in the world.
  • They are nicknamed the “Poor Man’s Cow” because they are low-maintenance and ideal for small-scale farming.
  • Dexters are naturally polled (hornless), but some individuals may have small, thick horns that curve outward in males and upward in females.