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Mini cows milk cuteness for all it’s worth

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As adorable as they are, the little cows at the Memphis Zoo shouldn’t be mistaken for calves. At more than a year old, miniature cows Cloudy and Darwinia are the newest residents at the zoo’s Once Upon a Farm.

Both hail from a farm in Columbia, Tenn., and after a month in quarantine are out on display.

Cloudy is only about 25 inches tall at the shoulders and was bred from Hereford and American Lowline stock. Her companion, Darwinia, is 36 inches at the shoulders and was bred from American Lowline and Belted Galloway, a heritage breed with a recorded history some experts say dates back to the 16th century, when farms were smaller.

“What we’re showing here is the evolution of farms, because people can keep (miniature cows) on smaller homesteads,” said Gail Karr, assistant curator of mammals at the zoo.

Read more: Mini moos at zoo: Tiny cows milk cuteness for all it’s worth

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  1. they look like those little people twins on Amazing Race

    Davis

    03/19/2009 at 7:19 am

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  3. Thanks for posting this, I found it helpful. I was born in Memphis and still have many fond memories of the area. I am working on a trip back there this spring. Has Memphis changed much from the early 80’s? I am really looking forward to seeing Graceland again.

    Jenee Buchinsky

    12/27/2009 at 4:11 pm


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