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New home found for calves in Westduinpark

Published: 
16 January 2017
Modified: 
16 January 2017

Good news for the 6 Scottish Highland cattle born last year in Westduinpark: they will be transferred to a new area.

Due to the birth of 8 calves (6 bulls and 2 cows) last summer, the dune area has become too small for the herd to graze. There are also sheep and ponies in the area so if the group of Scottish Highland cattle becomes too large, there is not enough food to go around for all of the animals there.

Once the bulls become sexually mature within the coming few months, they will be moved to other nature reserves. The 2 cows will remain in Westduinpark.

About the Highland cattle

The Highland cattle roam within an enclosed area. The electric fence ensures that the young animals do not escape. Certain spots have cattle grids and swinging gates. The cycling path partly runs through the grazing area. Please remember that you could see the animals there. They are not aggressive. Keep your distance so that you do not scare them.

Scottish Highlanders in Westduinpark
Published: 
16 January 2017
Modified: 
16 January 2017