Cattle is the official and national animal of Andorra. In fact, this is one of the oldest animals in Andorra and has been there since the country was first founded. It’s common to see cattle grazing in fields or wandering around town, and they’re often considered sacred by local residents.
The name “cattle” comes from the Latin word “capra,” which means goat. The word “cattle” can also be used to refer to the meat of a cow.
The cattle are a major part of Andorran culture, and can be found throughout the country. They are especially known for their ability to graze on difficult terrain, which helps them survive in the harsh climate of Andorra.
The people of Andorra have also kept their cattle as a major part of their culture for thousands of years. In fact, it is said that the original inhabitants of Andorra were nomadic cattle herders who migrated from Spain.
In addition to being an important part of Andorran culture, Cattle are also considered sacred animals by many people in Andorra. In fact, it is illegal to kill or injure a cow in any way in Andorra—even if you have reason to believe it has been injured or killed by another person or animal. This law was enacted after several people were held responsible for killing cows without provocation during times of civil unrest during World War II (which lasted from 1939-1946).
Difference Between Cattle and Cow?
The difference between cow and cattle is that cow refers to a female bovine who has had a calf, whereas cattle refers broadly to any male or female bovine.
Cattle Physical Description
The cattle are a hardy breed, and they can withstand most climates. They are known for their large size, their strength, and their endurance. Cattle are mostly black or dark brown in color, with some red in their coat.
Cattle have short legs with long, thick tails that can be used as a rudder to help them swim through water. They have one pair of horns on their heads that grow continuously as they mature; these horns can grow up to 6 feet long. Their horns are usually white or grayish-white on males, which helps them stand out from other cattle.
Facts about Cattle
- Cattle is the official and famous animal of Andorra stated by their government.
- Diet: Cattle are herbivores. Their primary diet is grasses and other forage types, with some supplementation of grains and/or hay. Cattle can be fed a wide variety of grains, including wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye, soybeans and alfalfa.
- Weight: The average weight of a mature cow ranges from 900 to 1,000 pounds; however, it can vary greatly depending on breed and management. The average weight for an adult cow is about 1,400 pounds.
- Lifespan: Cattle can live for up to 20 years when properly cared for. They reach their full production potential when they are about five years old. Cows with access to fresh water and good pasture will live longer than those that do not have access to fresh water or have poor quality pasture.
- Uses: Cattle are large and strong animals that can be used for a variety of purposes. They are used for food, leather, and as a source of milk, which can be used to produce cheese.
- They have several natural predators including wolves, lions, tigers and bears.
Why is Cattle the national animal of Andorra?
The Cattle was chosen as the emblem of the Andorra because it represents the country’s agricultural resources and its importance in supporting the local economy. The national animal is also a symbol of peace, freedom and prosperity.
A cow will generally eat grasses and other plants during the day and convert it into milk at night; other times when they don’t produce milk they may eat less than normal amounts due to lack of nutrition.
Cattle are essential for agriculture in Andorra and they have been used to produce milk, cheese and meat. The vast majority of the population is involved in farming and cattle rearing. This is due to the fact that there are no other large animals in the country apart from sheep, goats and horses that can be used for agricultural purposes.
The other related names used for cattle are Cow and Dull in many countries.
These are all the facts that makes it unique animal and declared as the Andorra national animal.