These Pictures of Fluffy Cows Will Melt Your Heart
Sure, we're all used to seeing plenty of fluffy dogs and cats on the internet, but cute fluffy cows often get overlooked.
People who live in rural areas know that cute cows are very much a thing. Now they're sharing their secret with the rest of the world via social media.
We've added a few cow facts so you can get to know these much-loved bovines. Which of these adorable fluffy cows is your favorite?
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What's in a Name?
Male cows are known as bulls or steers. Females are called heifers. After giving birth, they become cows.
A Cow's Diet
Cows can eat meat, but it is not common. They are herbivores and eat grains and plants.
If you see a marketing label that says "vegetarian fed" on beef, that means the cow wasn't fed any animal products. They are mostly all vegetarian.
An (Almost) 360 View
Cows can see almost all around them, which lets them watch for predators from all angles.
However, they can't see well directly in front of them, so they will likely turn their head to look at you.
Nudging for a Chin Scratch
The Nose Knows
A cow has a far more acute sense of smell than we do. In fact, they can detect odor up to six miles from where they stand.
A Happy Herd
Cows are social creatures. They do not like to be alone.
The only times they isolate themselves are when they are sick or about to give birth.
Rest and Relaxation
Cows spend approximately 10 hours a day laying down. That's just a little more than we do.
They stand up and lay down about 14 times a day.
That's What Friends Are For
Those ear tags you see on cows tell a story. They ID the animal and keep track of information such as age, birth date, gender and weight.
In colder months, a cow's skin and hair are natural insulators protecting them from the cold. The fluffier the fur, the better (although, short-haired cows do pretty well in winter, too.)
Big Farm Puppies
Cows are big, but that means there's more to love. Their average size across all breeds is about 1,390 pounds.
You Can Never Be Too Comfortable
Making Fast Friends on the Farm
We See Eye to Eye on Cuteness
A Farm Puppy's Daily Walk
Promoting the Family Business
'Moo!' No, I mean, 'Boo!'
You're Never Too Big for a Lap
Ever Had an Itch You Just Can't Scratch?
Santa Got Run Over by a Cowdeer
There's Nothing Better Than Brunch with a Bestie
A Delicate Floral Arrangement
A Big Smooch on the Horizon