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Another week, and another day in lockdown, but have you herd the news? Stop what you’re doing as our lockdown lives have been blessed with some cute content!
Moo-ve over R numbers and say hello to two wee calves. Glasgow City Council announced on Twitter today the arrival of two highland cows joining the herd at Pollok Country Park, south of Glasgow’s city centre.
The first bull calf from newly leased Royal bull Prionaan Dubh the 3rd from Balmoral was born in the southside park last weekend. Sharing a video, Glasgow City Council said: “Happy Coosday @VisitScotland. We want to milk some exciting news we have to share. Last weekend the first bull calf from our newly leased bull Prionaan Dubh the 3rd from Balmoral was born at Pollok Park.”
Then later today, they shared a pic of another baby calf, born this morning which was just a cute, but a little bit wet behind the ears. And the fringe on the mother who features in the photo is very reminiscent of my own as I wait for that post-lockdown haircut.
There’s a fold of around 50 Highland cattle to visit all year round at Glasgow’s largest park. The herd of Highland Cattle at Pollok Park is owned and managed by Glasgow City Council. Highland cattle were first brought to Pollok Country Park over 180 years ago in the early 19th century by the Maxwell family, who owned Pollok Estate and lived in Pollok House.
Unlike deer, Highland cattle never lose their horns and start to grow on calves from three months old. It takes up to four years for these cows to reach full maturity and females canweigh about 500kg and males weighing up to 900kg.
With the latest announcement of some restrictions being lifted, you might be able catch some of the new Highland cattle calves being born in Pollok Park soon as they tend to arrive end of February and early March.