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Brenda Clark feeds a recently acquired pair of miniature cows named Darwinia (left) and Cloudy at the Memphis Zoo's Once Upon a Farm exhibit. Darwinia is 3 feet tall; Cloudy is 25 inches tall.
Editor's note: Corrects that cows come from a farm in Columbia, Tenn.
MEMPHIS - As adorable as they are, the little cows at the Memphis Zoo shouldn't be mistaken for calves. At more than a year old, miniature cows Cloudy and Darwinia are the newest residents at the zoo's Once Upon a Farm.
Both hail from a farm in Columbia, Tenn., and after a month in quarantine are out on display.
Cloudy is only about 25 inches tall at the shoulders and was bred from Hereford and American Lowline stock. Her companion, Darwinia, is 36 inches at the shoulders and was bred from American Lowline and Belted Galloway, a heritage breed with a recorded history some experts say dates back to the 16th century, when
farms were smaller.
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