Harz red mountain cattle
The females are up to 600 kilograms (1,300 lb) and the males 900 kilograms (2,000 lb). They are between 135 and 145 centimetres (53 and 57 in) high. At birth, they weigh from 36 to 38 kilograms (79 to 84 lb). Their main food is grass. They produce milk and are used for meat.
History[change | change source]
The Harz red mountain cattle is from the oldest race of cows. They were bred in the middle of the 19th century. Today, it is an endangered species.
References[change | change source]
- Hannover Zoo: Harzer Rotvieh, viewed 2012-12-14