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Scottish Highlander

Scottish Highlander
Scottland

Scottish Highlander

About

Highland cattle are a Scottish cattle breed. They have long horns and long wavy coats that are colored black, brindle, red, yellow, white, silver or dun, and they are raised primarily for their meat.

Fun Facts
  • Due to the sheer size of highland cattle, other than humans highland cattle have very few natural predators in their wild habitat.
  • The highland cattle are also extremely adept at foraging for food and the patience and skill of the highland cattle means that the highland cattle can often be found grazing on steep, mountainous slopes in the Scottish highlands.
  • Highland cattle also have two horns on the tops of their heads which the highland cattle use to dig through thick snow to find the vegetation that lies underneath and the highland cattle also use their horns in order to defend themselves from oncoming predators and other rival highland cattle.
Conservation

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.