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Animal Corner — Scottish Highlander

If you've driven through our park, then you may have noticed a bull with a thick, shaggy orange coat. He is our Scottish Highlander, which is a breed of cattle from Scotland that lives very close to the Arctic Circle. Their coat is so thick and strong so they can live comfortably in the very cold, sometimes mountainous areas where they live. Because many Scottish Highlanders live on snowy mountains,…

Animal Corner – The Watusi

Originally coming from Africa, the Watusi, or Ankole-Watusi as it is officially called, is a mid-sized cattle breed. Traditionally the Watusi was very important to the people of Africa, even being used as currency and called the "cattle of Kings" in the past.  They have a distinctive look with large, long horns that can grow up to 8 feet from tip-to-tip. These horns act as both protection and a means…

Animal Corner – The Texas Longhorn

Few animals have such distinctive features as the Texas Longhorn.  Known for their horns, which can reach up to 7 feet long at the tip, the Longhorn is a large cattle species used in the beef and dairy industry. The Longhorn can reach up to 2,200 pounds and are known as a very hardy cattle species. They are herbivores that graze on nearly any type of vegetation. Since they aren't…