Prospect Park Zoo welcomes first baby dairy cow

The calf and his mother can be seen in zoo’s barn area along with geese, goats, sheep, and a turkey. The calf is growing quickly and could surpass 1,000 pounds when he reaches maturity. Photo courtesy of the Prospect Park Zoo

Associated Press

A baby dairy cow at the Prospect Park Zoo is the first to be born there.

Zoo officials say the newborn calf weighed in at a healthy 84 pounds when he was born two weeks ago. He could grow to more than 1,000 pounds as an adult.

Prospect Park Zoo now has two cows. The new calf's mother is a Shornhorn milking cow and his father is a Randall Lineback bull.

December 24, 2012 - 11:17am



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