Scottish Highland Calf Arrives at Pueblo Zoo

April 24, 2014

Chilly Jane, a 1-year-old Scottish Highland calf, is nearing the end of her routine quarantine after her arrival at the Pueblo Zoo in March.  Once her quarantine is complete, which is expected next week, guests can see her in Pioneer Ranch.  

 

Thanks to Terrie Sajbel and John Hardy for donating Chilly Jane to the Pueblo Zoo.  She is sure to be a new favorite addition to our Zoo family!

 

Scottish Highland Cattle Factoids:

  • Ancient Scottish breed of beef cattle.  Imported to the U.S. from Scotland in the 2nd half of the 19th century.

  • Hardy cattle with long horns; can survive the harsh winters beause of its shaggy coat.

  • Graze and browse and eat plants many other cattle avoid.

  • Meat is leaner than most beef, as they get their insulation from their thick, shaggy, coats rather than from subcutaneous fat.

  • A group of Highland cattle is called a fold, not a herd.

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