Charolais Cow

No. 231229

by Safari Ltd
$5.99USD

Known as excellent mothers, Charolais cows represent the finest French beef cattle, and they’ve obtained fame worldwide for their color and quality. Although not prodigious milk producers, they have, in the past, been raised for dairy products.

  • Scientific Name: Bos taurus
  • Characteristics: Completely white, just as Charolais cows traditionally appear, this figure emphasizes the intelligence and the active demeanor for which Charolais cattle are known.
  • Size and Color: This Charolais cow has white fur, with realistic shading to represent skin pigmentation, along with darker features about the face and lower legs. The figure is 5 ½ inches long and 3 ¼ inches tall, about the size of a soda can.
  • The Charolais Cow is part of the Safari Farm collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    Charolais cattle come from France, where they have been domesticated for meat, milk and draft purposes for over a thousand years. A soldier returning from World War One remembered seeing the distinctive white cattle in France and bought some to raise on his ranch in Mexico. A few animals were then sold into the U.S. in following years, but in the 1940s, a disease outbreak required a ban on cattle imports. Those few Charolais which had been bought by ranchers and farmers made up the entire Charolais herd in the United States for about 20 years. When Charolais were again able to be imported, farmers clamored for the cows, having learned that they were adaptable creatures, good foragers, cold-hardy, and large. Many herds now have strains of Charolais in their bloodlines.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 13.3 L x 4 W x 8.19 H
    • Size in inches: 5.24 L x 1.57 W x 3.22 H
    • UPC: 095866231200
    Charolais Cows are known for their creamy-white coats and pink noses. The breed is one of the oldest in France and is said to have been in existence as far back as the Jurassic Period. That??s about 200 million years ago!