You know what they say about cows—they're outstanding in their field! Now that we’ve got the compulsory dad joke out of the way, let’s talk about cows. Specifically, how mootastic the Cow of the Day Twitter page is for posting exactly what it says on the tin.
Scroll down, upvote your fave moo-moos, enjoy Bored Panda’s interview with the moderator of the Cow of the Day page, and remember to share this list with any bovine enthusiasts in your life. Let us know in the comments which cow you liked the best and why.
And if you still need some cow goodness, have a look at our previous posts about what scientists found out after painting cows with zebra stripes, and our list of adorable cow photos.
4th December 2019
13th February 2020
13th December 2019
The Cow of the Day page has over 98k followers on Twitter who eagerly await their daily dose of cattle cuteness.
Though posting a cow a day sounds like a walk in the park for many of us, frankly, it’s quite a challenge. I mean, at one point or another, you’re going to start running out of beautiful moo-moos, right? But that’s the moment when you have to reach deep inside yourself and find the willpower to bullrush past your slump!
If you think that cows are plain boring, think again. Their biology is pretty weird once you get to know them a little. It’s not a bad idea to learn about them—after all, there are over 1 billion cattle living alongside us on Planet Earth (around a third of them in India alone).
10th January 2020
For instance, I was shocked to find out that cattle are red/green color blind! In other words, these two colors are represented by shades of gray or black. That means that when you see a bull charging at a matador, it’s not the red cape that aggravates it; it’s the movement of the cloth.
Cattle also see fewer shades of blue and yellow than we do. What’s more, they’re really bad at perceiving depth. Which means they have some real difficulty understanding how far away they are from an object. That leads to moving shadows spooking them: keep that in mind when walking or working around cows as they might run into you, the fence, or a tree. Their biology might be peculiar and make cows clumsy but they are still wonderfully adorable!
19th January 2020
1st March 2020 Little Guy
According to the moderator of the Cow of the Day page, the account is a year old this month. “It started when I looked at what gained most attraction on Twitter and that was cute animals. Then Rabbit of the Day was created where we did a poll tweet and asked the people what they wanted and they wanted a Cow of The Day!”
The moderator said that it’s a very difficult process to choose the cow of the day. “We get over 40 direct messages a day with people sending in their pet cows, cows they’ve seen on their travels, or a cow they’ve seen online and want to share with us but it’s not a decision we take lightly! We like to mix it up so someday you’ll see fluffy cows and others you’ll see a breed of cows you never knew existed!”
According to the Cow of the Day mod, cows can be just as friendly and part of the family as a dog or a cat. “We’re almost at 100k followers and will be posting a bonus cow to celebrate when we reach it!” the moderator told us. So stay tuned for that bonus cow, dear Pandas!