“Cows are intelligent animals who enjoy challenges and feel excitement when they finish a task or use their intellect to overcome an obstacle. UK scientists observing cows’ behaviour have demonstrated that “[their] brainwaves showed their excitement; their heartbeat went up and some even jumped in the air. We called it their Eureka moment.” – Professor Donald Broom, Cambridge University .
Cows would naturally live in small herds with a hierarchy, and have complex social interactions, including friendships . Each cow can recognise more than 100 members of their own herd, and relationships can be very important to them.
Cows’ behavioural needs include grazing for about eight hours a day, as well as social behaviours. At the most basic level, a cow also needs freedom of movement to stand, walk, lie down, feed and drink.
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