We are eternally grateful to all those kind people who help us to care for the animals in our sanctuary.
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At Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary we have many cows and a bull. All have been rescued within the UK.
At first glance, cows might seem to be simple animals, but they’re not! Cows are fascinating animals. For instance did you know that cows can smell something up to 6 miles away, or that cows can produce 125 lbs. of saliva in one day.
Cows are social animals, and they naturally form large herds. And like people, they will make friends and bond to some herd members, while avoiding others.
Cattle are extremely curious creatures and investigate anything and everything.
Cattle have one stomach but it is divided into four compartments, the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum, the rumen being the largest compartment, this arrangement helps cattle to more efficiently digest grains and grasses.
Cattle are ruminants, this means that they have a digestive system that allows them to digest foods, which would otherwise be indigestible, by the process of repeated regurgitating and rechewing of food referred to as "cud". The cud is then reswallowed and further digested by specialised microrganisms in the rumen. The rumen holds up to an incredible 50 gallons of partially digested food.
Cattle chew their cud for up to 8 hours each day and they spend approximately six hours eating.
Cows eat about 40 pounds of food each day and drink 30 gallons of water, approximately a bathtub full.
Cattle drink water by the use of a sucking action, they do not lap up water like a cat or dog.
Cattle have an almost total 360-degree panoramic vision.
It is estimated that there are approximately 920 different breeds of cattle in the world which collectively number an estimated 1.3 billion animals world wide. Amongst the most popular dairy and beef breeds are: Dairy, Holstein-Friesian, Jersey, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, and Ayrshire. Beef, Hereford, Brahman (or Zebu), Aberdeen-Angus, Shorthorn, Santa Gertrudis, Galloway, Africander, Charolais, and Simmental.
The perfect gift for animal lovers, why not adopt a Cow / Bull
We are eternally grateful to all those kind people who help us to care for the animals in our sanctuary. Donations from the public, businesses and other organisations are vital to our continued survival and any contribution or other form of support is greatly appreciated.
Here are some of the characters that you will see on your visit to the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary.
Click here to read about Poppy and her friends at the Sanctuary.