BROOKLYN, N.Y. –An adorable new resident is making it’s debut at The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo with its family — a miniature zebu calf.
The zebu calf, born in July, is currently nursing but will soon switch over to a hay diet, according to WCS. The family lives among the sheep, goats, turkeys, miniature horses and other animals in the barn.
Zebu calf is one of the oldest breeds of cattle in the world, known to originate from southern India about 6,000 years ago. The zebu family at the Prospect Park Zoo have a light gray coat with white underneath, but they can also have black or reddish gray fur with small horns on top of their heads.
The calf will take two to three years to fully mature. Although it is a small breed, it can weigh up to 500 pounds and be three to four feet in length.