Texas Longhorn Calf Debuts At Queens Zoo
A male calf was born in May to Joan, a seven-year-old cow. The calf was 60 pounds at birth and is growing quickly. There are three Texas longhorns at the Queens Zoo including the calf. Longhorn calves do not reach maturity until they are eight years old. The new calf is active and energetic. As an adult his horns could grow to up to six feet from tip to tip. Texas longhorns are a domestic breed of cattle that developed as a result of cross breeding between feral and domestic cattle. The Texas longhorn is an animal that has long been known for its beauty, stature, and intelligence. The longhorn remains a popular symbol of the American Southwest.
The Queens Zoo is asking the public to suggest a name for the calf. Visitors to the zoo’s Web site can drop by “The Cattle Call: Name our Calf” page at www.queenszoo.com to submit a name for the new longhorn. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th St. in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.