Fernando is one of our three miniature galloway cows, he came in with his younger brother Jackson and his twin brother Bear. His breed originates in Scotland which means he is very fluffy and soft. They are mostly in Victoria where its a bit cooler, but as they are here at the sanctuary they can be seen in the shade and swimming in the dam all year round.
Fernando and his brothers came from a loving family where their previous owners could no longer look after them. They were very worried about where they might end up if they were to sell or give them away, so they made sure they found a safe and happy home with lots of space! We had just moved into our new sanctuary on 33 acres when we heard about the three brothers so we were more than happy to take them! The three brothers were very shy when they first came in, but they are each coming out of their shell slowly.
Fernando is a very shy and quiet boy, he likes to spend his time with his cow friends by the dam, he is most often the one swimming. Fernando is still slowly figuring out human companions, his brothers are leading by example and he has started to enjoy some cuddles and pats. So far he likes neck and chin scratches but not so much head scratches, he finds them annoying. The cow team is learning this with him and are trying to give him our love and care on his terms which we think he appreciates. We aim to give him his time and space to come around to affection and one day we will have big fluffy cuddles.
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