8 Fascinating Facts About Cows



Click through to learn some mind-blowing facts about cows!

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1. Cows are quite socially complex creatures. They can form friendships,  and they’ll get stressed if they’re separated from their best friend. They can even hold grudges against other cows!

2. It’s a common myth that bulls see red when they are angry. However, cattle can’t see the color red at all; they do, though, see most every other color.

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3. If the world’s population of cows were its own country, it would be the most populous country on the planet. There are over 1.3 billion cows on earth.

4. On average, cows get about 4 hours of sleep a day.

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5. Cows spend about 8 hours of their day chewing.

6. Cows were domesticated at least 10,000 years ago, most likely in Mesopotamia — modern day Turkey and Iraq.

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7. Cows were brought to the Americas by the Pilgrims.

8. Every holstein cow — you know, the famous white ones with black spots — have a different pattern of spots.

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Chrissy Pownall
Chrissy Pownall2 years ago

Cows also cry - they are very deep emotional beings. They are well known to cry on the way to the slaughterhouses. They have beautiful eyes and I've seen them show great love and kindness to one another. They deserve to get to live out their long natural lives free from human abuses and greed.

Melania Padilla
Melania P4 years ago


Nickihermes Celine
Past Member 4 years ago

thank you for sharing 3/7

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago

cute. thanks

Carrie-Anne Brown

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

John De Avalon
John De Avalon4 years ago

'Cow's milk for you - calves for the slaughterman.'

Numerous cruelty-free plant milks are available - almond, soya, hazelnut, rice, oat, coconut...

John De Avalon
John De Avalon4 years ago

'The best thing about being a vegan?

Being able to look a cow in the eye and not feel ashamed'....

John De Avalon
John De Avalon4 years ago

I love cows. They're such beautiful, gentle creatures.

.4 years ago

they have feelings like all creatures great or small,thank you for sharing

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.