Cow Born in New York Zoo

By Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang
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Amelia Pang is a New York-based, award-winning journalist. She covers local news and specializes in long-form, narrative writing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies from the New School. Subscribe to her newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/ameliapang
December 24, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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For the first time, a calf is born at Prospect Park Zoo. Tetley, a Shornhorn milking cow, watches over her calf at the zoo on Dec. 6 (Courtesy of Julie Larsen Maher)

NEW YORK— For the first time, a calf has been born at Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. Tetley, a Shornhorn milking cow, gave birth to her calf earlier this month. 

The male calf weighed 84 pounds at birth, and could grow to weigh over 1,000 pounds. His father is a Randall Lineback bull. The calf and his mother rest at the barn, along with geese, goats, sheep, and a turkey. 

Tetley and her calf welcome visitation. 

The Wildlife Conservation Society is largest organization of urban wildlife parks. It hopes to change people’s attitudes toward nature through education, and ensure that wildlife and humans can live in harmony.

Amelia Pang
Journalist
Amelia Pang is a New York-based, award-winning journalist. She covers local news and specializes in long-form, narrative writing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies from the New School. Subscribe to her newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/ameliapang