The Highland Cattle is the oldest registered cattle breed. The usually monochromatic reddish, yellowish or brown cattle stand out especially because of their dense, long and shaggy coat. More rarely, there are black, white or also mottled animals, that one can distinguish well at the long horns from the also long-haired Galloways. Bulls have powerful horns, which are curved horizontally and forward. Cows, on the other hand, have clearly longer and upward curved horns. The short, wide head is also densely hairy. The stocky body stands on short, stumpy legs.
The extremely robust and resistant highland cattle are used in particular for grazing extensively used areas and in landscape conservation, as they can be kept outdoors all year round and fed exclusively with grass and hay. The good-natured animals are long-lived and hardly susceptible to disease. The relatively late maturing cows (approx. 40 months) calve easily and without human help. The meat of the Highland Cattle is of the best quality and particularly low in cholesterol.
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]