Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cattle

This is a photo of a Brahman cow grazing on a small patch of grass in Tamarindo. This gives me an opportunity to share something that I just learned about Costa Rica cattle.

The most common type of cattle in Costa Rica is Brahman cattle. Why? Because they have sweat glands. They originated in India and they are better adapted to the tropical climate of Costa Rica.

The wall behind this cow is the edge of a condo development. It is common to see cows grazing in the fields in the area, but unusual to find won who has been brought in to cut the grass of a small plot of land in town.

I will share some more information about Costa Rica cattle the day after tomorrow because it ties in with the post that I am showing tomorrow.

This week we are showing photos of the island of Hvar, off the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

9 comments:

brattcat said...

A truly elegant looking cow and an interesting piece of information, Dave.

Sharon said...

My what big ears he has! Interesting about the sweat glands.

Tracy said...

What a handsome lawn mower!

Jarart said...

I like this breed of cattle. They have a tender and gentle look to them even though that sometimes can be a disguise. This is a nice portrait.

glenda said...

Great looking cow! Neat ears. Liked the picture yesterday of Lonnie and the monkey' ooks like you guys are having a good time.,

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i agree with brattcat, i think the cows like this in Costa Rica are elegant looking.

Kate said...

A divine bovine! I have one today, too. Come visit, David!

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tourist said...

I just visited Costa Rica and our tour guide pointed out two different white breed of cattle in the Guanacaste region. One was the Brahman. Can you tell me what the other would have been?

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