Dairy cow calf born at Prospect Park Zoo - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Dairy cow calf born at Prospect Park Zoo

Posted: Updated:
A newborn calf at the Prospect Park Zoo lies in the hay in the barn area as Tetley, his mother, watches closely. (Photo by Julie Larsen Maher | © WCS) A newborn calf at the Prospect Park Zoo lies in the hay in the barn area as Tetley, his mother, watches closely. (Photo by Julie Larsen Maher | © WCS)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A dairy cow calf that was born at the Prospect Park Zoo in early December can now be seen on display at in the zoo's barnyard area, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced.

The male calf, born to a shorthorn milking cow named Tetley, is the first cow born at the zoo in Brooklyn, WCS said. He was sired by a Randall Lineback bull.

At birth, the calf weighed 84 pounds and could grow to half a ton at maturity, the society said.

The barnyard is also home to geese, goats, sheep, a turkey, and a miniature horse.

The Wildlife Conservation Society works to save wildlife and wild places around the world through science, global conservation, education, and running the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks that also include the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium.

Prospect Park Zoo
450 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y.
www.prospectparkzoo.com

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • Search for arsonist targeting Brooklyn churches

    Search for arsonist targeting Brooklyn churches

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:09:23 GMT
    The hunt is on for the person who has set fires at three churches in three days in Brooklyn during Holy Week. Police say the first fire was started at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at The Greater New Beginnings Church in East Flatbush. They say newspapers were lit inside the doorway of the church.
    The hunt is on for the person who has set fires at three churches in three days in Brooklyn during Holy Week. Police say the first fire was started at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at The Greater New Beginnings Church in East Flatbush. They say newspapers were lit inside the doorway of the church.
  • NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:14:53 GMT
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:15:30 GMT
    Fox 5 photoFox 5 photo
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices