|Distribution||The species was bred in the Highlands of Scotland.|
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES
Unlike the other cows, the Highland cattle have double coat. The length of the oily outer hair exceeds 30cm. The additional protection preserving heat is a soft and warm undercoat. That’s why these amazing animals feel themselves comfortable in mountain regions. They have short head with wide forehead, long horns, which grow sideward and towards, but in the old age they start to bend upward. The most spread colouration is red; sometimes it is possible to find black, white and pale-yellow animals. Their body length is 150-180cm. The height at the shoulder is up to 120cm. The adult females weigh 450-550kg; the males weigh 650-750kg. Highland cattle is very unpretentious, it easily adapts to cold climate and is very calm. This breed is often kept in zoos and reserves as attractive domestic animals.
25-30 years and longer.