Friday, 7 May 2010

The wild cattle of Chillingham

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The unique white Chillingham cattle are believed to be the only survivors of the herds which once roamed wild through Great Britain. Today they are kept enclosed , but wild, on a 365 acre estate at Chillingham in Northumberland which has been their home since the 13th century. There are around 80 in the herd and they receive no intervention from their keepers apart from the provision of hay during particularly severe winters.

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