Grey as an Indian rhinoceros and simply as uncommon: There are “cool” offspring within the Schönbrunn Zoo. On September ninth, a Tyrolean grey cattle noticed the sunshine of day on the Tirolerhof. “The Tyrolean grey cattle is an outdated Austrian livestock breed. That is why a typical identify needed to be discovered. The daddy is known as Sedinus and the identify of the little bull ought to historically begin with the identical letter. So we known as him Seppl ”, says district supervisor Gerold Vierbauch. Seppl at the moment weighs round 50 kilograms. When absolutely grown, it may well weigh as much as a ton. Till then he nonetheless has to eat a variety of hay. That’s at the moment solely nibbled. “Seppl is suckled as much as the age of seven months. Lena is a superb mom cow and takes nice care of her first offspring. “
On the Tirolerhof, the zoo brings its guests nearer to outdated farm animal breeds. Since 2018, after a break for a couple of years, the Tyrolean grey cattle have been dwelling right here once more. The breed is critically endangered. Making them identified can be the priority of the Tyrolean Grey Cattle Breeding Affiliation, which coordinates the breeding. Managing Director Raphael Kuen: “There are at the moment solely 5,000 registered breeding cows in Austria. The grey cattle are a chunk of Tyrolean cultural heritage that we wish to protect. ”It’s a so-called dual-purpose breed that gives each a comparatively great amount of milk and good meat. She usually lives within the Tyrolean Oberland on small farms with few animals. Like on the Tirolerhof in Vienna, the place Seppl prefers to sprint by means of the power with the 2 weeks youthful bee, an unique Brown Swiss.