Characteristics of cows include their large size, boxy body type and calm temperament. They have bulky, long bodies with relatively small heads. Cows can weigh more than 2,000 pounds, but height and weight can vary signi... More »

Cows have stocky, rectangular bodies with four legs. They are black, white or brown and have heads that are small in proportion to their bodies. Beef cattle have a muscular build, while dairy cattle have a rectangular sh... More »

Kangaroos are mammals of the class Marsupialia and the family Macropodidae, which means "having big or large feet." Kangaroos have powerful hind legs, large feet and a strong tail and are the only large animals to use ho... More »

When given high-quality feed, cows generally consume from 2.2 to 2.5 percent of their body weight per day or around 11 to 12.5 pounds of food per day for a 500-pound cow. Feed quality, percentage of body fat, frame size ... More »

Although cattle are often collectively referred to as cows, the word cow specifically refers to females of the cattle species that have given birth to at least one calf. Young female cattle that have not yet given birth ... More »

A few hours after a cow is born, cows are usually removed from their mother, but they stay in their group until they reach the age of five. After the newborn calf is removed from its mother, it is fed milk replacer or ac... More »

Adult size for cows can vary significantly due to breed and sex, although large breeds can weigh 1,400 pounds or more. Smaller breeds weigh between 600 and 1,000 pounds. Bulls can grow over 3,000 pounds in rare occasions... More »