The Charolais is a breed of taurine beef cattle from the Charolais area surrounding Charolles, in Burgundy, in eastern France. It is the second-most common cattle breed in France after the Holstein and the most common beef breed, ahead of the Limousin. Charolais are raised for meat; they may be crossed with other breeds, including Angus and Hereford cattle. The breed tends to be large-muscled, with bulls weighing up to 1,100 kg (2,400 lb) and cows up to 900 kg (2,000 lb).
On Monday a dead Orca calf was found in Germany. The autopsy conducted at the Büsumer Institute of Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW) found that the calf still had milk in its stomach, confirming that this was a newborn. The whale was later identified to be a male, and is 2.46 meter long and weighs 185 kg. Initial findings show that there was nothing “wrong” with the animal, and that it was healthy. In a recent press release scientists said that they believe that the whale was just separated from its Mother, and that it very well could have stranded alive.
More tests are being done and results will be posted in the coming weeks. After all procedures are finished the calf’s body will be donated to the Multimar Forum in Tönning, an information center for the National Park Wadden Sea in Schleswig-Holstein.
PC: Büsumer Institute of Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
Holstein is a very smart and friendly kitty. He was super happy
when he got home with us. He purred all night.
He likes to play with
anything that makes a sound. He likes to play with my hair too haha! We made
a little nest for him using the blanket you guys gave us, he likes his little
nest, and he sleep with us in the bed at night lol :)
He is recovering from his
surgery very fast, and he has gained some weight. He likes cuddles. We took him to
the vet last week, the doctor said he is a very healthy kitty. He didn’t bite
the doctor when he was looking into his mouth:) I give him wet food one time a
day. He is growing! Yay!