Highland Cattle – Карельский зоопарк

Highland Cattle

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 450-800 kg

Height: 110-130 cm

Body Length: 1.8–3.2 m

Color: Black, spotted, red, yellow

Age of sexual maturity: 3-3.5 years

Gestation period: 250-310 days

Lifespan: Up to 15 years

Habitat: Worldwide (most commonly found in Scotland and the USA)

Diet: Bark, coarse grass, hay

Did you know?

  • In 2013, Highland cattle were introduced to Berlin’s Herzberge Park as part of an experiment. The outcome exceeded expectations, as these gentle and friendly animals became beloved by both children and adults.
  • Even the Queen of the United Kingdom has her own small herd of about 100 Highland cattle, kept on the pastures of Balmoral Castle.
  • Despite being considered a dwarf breed, Highland cattle have large horns and a robust musculature.