Scottish Highland

Scottish highland at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Scottish highlands have an unusual double coat of hair. The outer coat is oily and covers an inner downy coat. These coats can come in red, ginger, black, dun, yellow, white, grey, or tan. Because of these thick coats, they are able to handle very low temperatures, however, they are less tolerant of high temperatures.

Highlands are skilled foragers which helps them survive in steep mountains. They graze and eat plants most other cattle avoid, and they use their horns to dig through snow to find buried plants.

Scottish highlands have traditionally been used as house cows because they have a docile nature and milk that has a high butterfat content.
Scottish highland at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
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 Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Halifax, PA.
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