Highland cattle born at zoo – at the double!
Thursday 30 April 2009
Two cuddly calves have delighted keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo just in time to celebrate May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
The traditional and distinctive Highland cattle - one of Britain’s oldest breeds - are residents of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s farm with proud mums Flora and Faye.
Just a few days old, the pair are starting to find their feet and wander around their paddock in the Spring sunshine.
When fully grown the little calves will have the same shaggy light brown coat and remarkable rounded horns as their larger mums.
Around the zoo there are a couple of other newcomers to the collection - a female African white rhino has joined the thriving herd from Germany and a female onager (wild ass) has just moved in to make four in the onager paddock.