Meet Rose, Our Texan Treasure
August 10, 2012
Joan, our 7-year old longhorn cow, gave birth to a burnt orange beauty in May. The speckled calf weighed in at 60 pounds at birth, and was frisky from the get-go. This charismatic calf needed a name.
Zoo staff gave animal enthusiasts a chance to submit ideas. Thanks to your enthusiastic response in our Cattle Call naming contest, we received more than 500 suggestions for what to coin our not-so-little symbol of the American Southwest.
We eventually selected “Rose,” a name that pays homage to her roots. The rose, you see, is our country’s national flower, and the yellow rose is a Texas icon.
Come visit Rose and her family on the Farm