Today I learned about Buzkashi, a popular game in many central asian countries which involves scooping up a 50kg calf or goat carcass while riding a horse and depositing it into a β€œgoal” all while defending yourself from other players with a whip. Games can last for a day or more. wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzkas…
Cows are the female animal once they have had a baby calf. Heifers are cows that haven't had a baby yet. Bulls are the males capable of mating and steers are bulls that have been castrated (only removing testicles). The general descriptor for the species as a whole is "cattle" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan. Horse-mounted players attempt to throw a goat or calf carcass in a goal. youtu.be/1JUn8MsEyPs
Today I learned of Kelly, a dolphin whose trainers gave her fish for bringing them litter/dead gulls to clean her pool. She started hiding fish under a rock in her pool, then used fish to lure gulls which she brought to her trainers to get more fish. She taught her calf the strategy, who taught more calves. theguardian.com/science/2…
A lot of cheeses aren't vegetarian because Rennet - the enzymes that separate milk into curds and whey - is primarily made from ground-up calf stomach en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
Legendary Milo of Croton (6th century BC) won multiple wrestling matches, including 6 Olympic Games and trained by daily carrying a calf until it was full-grown. Legend has it, while attempting to rip a tree apart, he became trapped in a crevice and was surprised and killed by a pack of wolves. britannica.com/biography/…
Than manatee calf’s nurse under water on a nipple behind their mother flippers neafamily.com/your-family…
In 1996 researchers found an Orca calf with serious boat injuries to the spine and dorsal fin. Despite not being able to hunt, "Stumpy" was cared for by as many as 5 Orca pods. These pods provided food and protection from boats. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
In the 19th century, profit-maximizing recipe used by milk producers was a pint of lukewarm water for every quart of milkβ€”after the cream was skimmed; To whiten the bluish liquid they added chalk and to replace skimmed-off layer of cream, they might add a final flourish of pureed calf brains theatlantic.com/magazine/…
At Vancouver Island a male orca and its mother ambushed another mother orca and her calf, for the purpose of infanticide and to mate with it's mother once nursing was no longer needed. The male got ahold of the calf and drowned it, while his mother blocked the calfs mother from rescuing the calf nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Mongolian custom called Β΄coaxing ritual for camelsΒ΄, when a female camel is rejecting her new-born calf, or to adopt an orphaned calf. The rite consists of playing music, the melody gradually induce deep feelings and so touches the female camel making her less aggressive and even cry. ich.unesco.org/en/USL/coa…
It was only in 2015 that a videographer captured for the first time footage of a blue whale calf breastfeeding youtu.be/n79nj6J2cqg
Nala, a beluga calf born to much fanfare one summer at the Vancouver Aquarium died a year later of a "bizarre" condition. Staff discovered that Nala had an abnormal pocket beneath her larynx, or voice box, which contained two stones and a penny ctvnews.ca/baby-beluga-wh…
Many cheeses are not vegetarian as they use rennet as an ingredient, or curdled milk from the stomach of an unweaned calf, a byproduct of veal production. thespruceeats.com/what-is…
Two pigmy whales, a mother and a calf got stranded in a beach unable to navigate back to the ocean past a series of sandbanks. Seeing their plight a dolphin arrived and guided the whales 200 yards along the shoreline and out through a channel into the open sea. independent.co.uk/environ…
A cow is not a cow until it has had at least one calf. Until then it is called a heifer. farmstayskagit.com/cattle…
Today I learned of Buffalo Calf Road, a female Cheyenne warrior. Her valor was legendary, having participated in defeating both Generals Crook and Custer. Her heroics acts also included giving birth during battle. amazingwomeninhistory.com…
Today I learned of Springer, an orphaned orca calf, reintegrated to her pod, 250 miles north from where she was first sighted en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
A cow can be tricked into nursing a calf not her own by skinning her dead baby and putting the skin on another calf. The practice is called "grafting". progressivecattle.com/top…
Marduk was the Babylonian king of the gods, who presided over justice, compassion, healing, regeneration, magic, and fairness. The etymology of the name Marduk is conjectured as derived from amar-Utu ("immortal son of Utu" or "bull calf of the sun god Utu"). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A Nearly Extinct Pink Dolphin Gave Birth To A Pink Calf moon-child.net/nearly-ext…
In the first year of its life, a blue whale calf will gain around 200 pounds (91 Kilograms) a day. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The Blue Whale gives birth to a calf that weighs up to 3 tons and stretching to 25 feet long, already ranking it as one of the largest creatures on earth. It can grow an impressive 200 pounds a day during it's first year of life. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Young giraffes can moo. Even though adult giraffes do not often make noise audible to human ears, a baby giraffe may "moo," especially if it is in a stressful situation. The sound is very similar to a young calf calling out to its mother. owlcation.com/stem/What-S…
The elephant cow's teats are situated between her front legs. This is because the vaginal opening occupy the space between her hind legs to soften the landing for the calf at birth. en.upali.ch/anatomy-of-th…
A traditional Roman dish called La Pajata is made with the unemptied intestines of an unweaned week old calf. They are often served with tomato sauce and rigatoni. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rig…
Hayden Panettiere, despite being a vegetarian and activist with whale-saving organizations, launched a line of designer calf-skin bags in 2008 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
Two different species of dolphin (Resident Bottlenose and Spotted Dolphin) sometimes babysit each other's calfs. youtu.be/CQ5dRyyHwfM?t=30…
The Plantaris is a small muscle in your calf that is believed to be used by our ancestors to grip with their feet. It is so weak that it is considered functionally obsolete and arguments have been made that humans are evolving it out. It is absent in 7-10% of the population worldwide. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
According to eyewitnesses, the blow that felled Custer from his horse at Little Bighorn was delivered by a woman. Buffalo Calf Road Woman was already a war hero when she fought alongside her husband at Custer's last stand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buf…
Alice in Chains' "Man in the Box" was influenced after Layne Staley had a dinner conversation on how veal was made from calves raised in small boxes. This eventually inspired him to write the lyrics about government censorship and eating meat as seen through the eyes of a doomed calf. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
We have words for meat (e.g. beef; veal; mutton; pork; venison; poultry) but also the animal (e.g. cow; calf; sheep, etc) because the meat was mostly consumed by French speaking Norman nobility (conquered England 1066 AD) whereas the commoners who raised the livestock used the original words. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
On May 25th, 2015 a man discovered an orphaned baby moose in Yellowstone National Park in Montana. When he reported the calf to local authorities they shot the baby and blew up the carcasses of it, it's dead mother and sibling to prevent grizzly bears from being drawn to the area. washingtonpost.com/news/m…
Dolphins can communicate with one another over a telephone, and appear to know who they are talking. In one experiment carried in an aquarium in Hawaii, the mother and her two-year-old calf in another tank, connected by a special underwater audio link, recognized each other and "talked". kids.nationalgeographic.c…
For cattle, a male is first a Bull Calf and grows into a Bull, unless it's castrated, which is then known as a Steer which grows into an Ox. A female is first a Heifer Cow and then grows into a Cow. britannica.com/animal/ste…
Today I learned of the Norwegian insemination ox "Braut" who was famous in northern Europe for having very good semen. He fathered about 300000 calf and sold semen for 21 million NOK before his before his death. geno.no/Start/Geno-Avler-…
Disney's "Dumbo" wasn't deformed by his large ears; he was just delivered to the wrong species' mother. The circus elephants were Asian elephants; he is an African elephant calf, which is why his ears are so large. sacredelephants.com/2006/…
Orcas assist others in birthing and seem to know when a calf is breach. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Of infanticide in dolphins, where a male dolphin will attempt to kill a newly born calf to free the mother for mating. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Progressive resistance training dates back at least to Ancient Greece, when legend has it that wrestler Milo of Croton trained by carrying a newborn calf on his back every day until it was fully grown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei…
Today I learned of Goat Ball, a middle Asian soccer-like sport played on horseback in which a dead goat or calf is used as a ball journeyman.tv/film/797
The Indian cheese known as Paneer is one of the few cheeses that does not traditionally involve the slaughter of a calf to obtain stomach enzymes to curdle the cheese; paneer is curdled by adding lemon juice. vegsoc.org/cheese
When a cow has twin calves, and one is a male and one is a female, the female calf is often sterile. dasnr.okstate.edu/Members…
Sweetbread isn't a type of bread, instead, it's a dish that consists of breaded pancreas or thymus of either lamb, calf, beef or pork huffingtonpost.com/2015/0…
Of the "Calf of Man", a 618-acre island off of the "Isle of Man", which only has 2 seasonal inhabitants a year. It's been a bird sanctuary since 1959, and the observatory (the largest building on the island), can only accommodate 8 people at a time... as long as they bring their own food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
"Moby Dick" was inspired by "Mocha Dick", a famous albino whale who survived many skirmishes with whalers; he finally was killed coming to the aid of a distraught cow whose calf had just been killed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moc…
, Layne Staley wrote "Man in the Box" based on eating meat as seen through the eyes of a doomed calf en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Cows can get "hardware disease". To avoid that you feed a magnet to a calf. Yes, cows have magnets in them! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
A Greek wrestler once lifted a calf everyday for 4 years before carrying the full-grown bull the length of a stadium, before killing and eating it in a single day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.