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Scottish Highland Cattle

(engl: Scottish Highland Cattle)

Known relatives

The Scottish Highland Cattle is a relatively unique breed of cattle, they are direct descendants from aurochs, the ancestors of all cattle breeds. Their long, shaggy coat and mighty horns are characteristic for this breed.


Their home is the Scottish Highlands. The animals are perfectly adapted to this harsh climate. Their long coat protects them against the wet and cold. Highland cattle live outdoors in all weather and do not need stables.

Schottisches Hochlandrind
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schottisches Hochlandrind
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schottisches Hochlandrind
Wissenschaftl. Name Bos primigenius taurus (Haustierrasse)
Ordnung Artiodactyla
Familie Bovidae
Größe ♂ bis 1,3 m, ♀ bis 1,2 m
Gewicht ♂ bis 600 kg, ♀ bis 450 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit 9-10 Monate
Verbreitung Scotland
Lebensraum grass landscapes
Nahrung Grass, Herbs, Foliage
Bestand not endangered