Depending on the breed of cow, their scientific classification is either Bos taurus or Bos indicus. Bos taurus is the term used for all domesticated European cows, while Bos indicus refers to all other tropical cow species, such as Brahma or Zebu.Know More
Some species of cow are actually a cross between Bos indicus and Bos taurus, such as Sanga cows that developed several hundreds of years ago in Africa as the result of natural crossbreeding. There are also many artificial crossbreeds that have been created since the early 1900s.
Wild, nondomesticated species of cows are generally classified as Bos taurus primigenius. This group includes wild oxen and the extinct aurochs.Learn more in Barnyard Mammals
The scientific classification of the polar bear is in the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Ursidae, genus Ursus and species maritimus. The polar bear's binomial name is Ursus maritimus, determined by the English explorer Constantine Phipps in 1774.Full Answer >
Domestic cows are a species called Bos taurus, from the Bovidae family and the Bovinae subfamily. They are common all over the world, in places with suitable areas for grazing. They are large animals, with a weight between 147 and 1363 kilograms, and a height between 49 and 52 inches.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
A young cow is called a heifer while a baby cow is called a calf. While a cow is female cattle, both baby male and female cattle are called calves.Full Answer >