Meet the Zoo: Tetley the Dairy Cow
July 10, 2012
One of the most beloved areas of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo is the barn, which features domestic livestock that visitors can touch and feed. Friendly goats, sheep and alpacas greet visitors with a chorus of baahs and bleets.
This summer, another domestic animal has joined the others in the barnyard; in fact the zoo expanded the pasture areas just for her. Tetley the dairy cow is definitely the largest animal in the pasture
and, at 900-pounds, she is the largest animal in the Prospect Park Zoo.
Visitors are surprised at her size, but Tetley might even be considered
“petite” for a dairy cow since a full grown Holstein cow can weigh up to
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