My husband took a short trip to the mailbox this morning to collect the mail that accumulated in our mailbox during our vacation. Amid the large pile of bills, magazines, store flyers, credit card offers and junk mail, we found this beauty on the cover of the July 2011 of Zoonooz, the official magazine of the San Diego Zoo:
This is an Asian Gaur, officially named Bos frontalis gaurus. Very powerful looking, I’d stay away from this one. Inside the monthly magazine I found one more photo of a gaur, with the familiar hump over its shoulders, as part of an article appropriately named “You big bovid, you!”:
Nice set of horns, huh? In the same article, you can find photos of other cattle that calls the San Diego Safari Park (the larger park of the San Diego Zoo) home, including bantengs and these cape buffalo:
I want to thank the San Diego Zoo for exposing me to so many types of cows so early on a Friday morning. I’m sure we’ll make a trip to the Safari Park soon to see real life cattle as we did a few months ago. What beauties!