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Buffalo

Animal Corner – The Buffalo

Buffalo used to be very plentiful in American.  Great herds roamed freely across the Great Plains and played a critical role in the lives of indigenous people. Currently, they are few in number but still considered a majestic animal that's symbolic of the West. Buffalo  can tip the scales at over 2,000 pounds and stand over 6 feet at their shoulders.  They spend most of their time grazing on grasses…

Animal Corner – The Oreo Cow

[caption id="attachment_2645" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Schmidt[/caption] What does an Oreo cookie and a cow have in common? Other than the face that milk and cookies go well together, nothing! Well, unless you're talking about the Belted Galloway.  This cow is sometimes called the Oreo Cow due to their characteristic coloration, which is black with a white belt-like stripe down the center! While we aren't completely sure where this coloration came…

Animal Corner – Giraffe

The giraffe is always one of the most popular animals people stop by to see when they visit us. Few animals are as easy to love as the giraffe. They are unique, beautiful and they tend to be friendly and eager to interact with people.Their unique look makes them memorable as it combines the look of a camel with the stripes of a leopard. Their scientific name actually reflects this;…

Animal Corner — Black Buck Antelope

Concluding this month's focus on animals with unusual appearances is the Black Buck Antelope! Their large horns usually curl around about five times. Although their horns are big and distinctive, they are not actually a Black Buck Antelope's main defense mechanism against predators. That honor goes to their incredible eyesight and speed. They can often reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour! Sadly, these beautiful animals' have been…

Animal Corner — Giant Flemish Rabbits

Giant Flemish Rabbits are a breed of rabbit that truly live up to their name! They typically grow up to 32 inches long -- nearly three whole feet! They can also weigh between 14 and 20 pounds. Their ears can also be very long, too. In fact, when their ears are standing straight up, they are up to eight inches in length! Researchers believe the earliest Giant Flemish Rabbits date…