The blue cows of Latvia

blue cow

France24 reports that the once-ultra rare blue cows of Latvia are making a comeback:

The unique and hardy breed, driven to near extinction during the Soviet era, has made a comeback over the last few decades as an unlikely symbol of Latvian national identity.

“Their worst days are over,” said Arnis Bergmanis, head of the Ciruli animal park in the village of Kalvene, which serves as a breeding facility for the cattle.

“Blue cows are unique and wonderful. I’m glad we can help them thrive,” he told AFP while examining a baby calf.

In 2000 there were only 18 blue cows in Latvia, but today they number around 1,500 — thoroughbreds as well as hybrids.

Now imagining blue milk and blue chee-

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