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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Bos
Genus species:Bos taurus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:104-112 cm
Weight:325 kg
Identification:The shaggy coat, wavy red hair, and handlebar horns are unique to the Scottish highland cow. Their eyes are often covered with hair. These cows also come in black, yellow, dun, and silver.
Habitat:Adaptable to many kinds of climate including harsh, cold weather
Diet:Herbivore: browsers, any grass or brush
Reproduction:Gestation lasts 283 days.
Behavior:These cattle are a very gentle breed.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Scottish highland cows are the oldest known cattle breed. They are very hardy and have high disease resistance, often doing well in areas that are unsuitable for other breeds.

Other Information

Geographic:North America
Europe
Australia
South America
Date:1962-11 Subjects:even-toed ungulate
Scottish highland cow
Cattle
Bos
Bovidae
Artriodactyla
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ruminants
Ungulates