Grey Hungarian Cattle – Карельский зоопарк

Grey Hungarian Cattle

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 535-700 kg

Height: 135-160 cm

Body length: 1.8–3.2 m

Color: The color can vary from white-silvery to ash gray tones.

Age of sexual maturity: 1.5-2 years

Gestation period: 250-310 days

Lifespan: Up to 25-30 years

Habitat: Grey Hungarian cattle are bred in Hungary, Germany, Transcarpathia (Zakarpattia), and Ukraine.

Diet: Hay, coarse fodder

Did you know?

  • The Grey Hungarian cattle is a unique breed of large horned cattle known for its endurance and meat quality.
  • These cattle are highly resilient and can withstand temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.
  • During the Middle Ages and early Modern period, this breed was used as a draft animal, but since 1861, it has been selectively bred for early maturity and beef quality, being actively traded alive in European markets.