Cows are large, timid and peaceful creatures. They’re not indigenous to Australia and aren’t well suited to our climate. They drink at least 70 litres of water a day. Did you know the cattle industry is one of the largest consumers of water in Australia?

The sanctuary herd are from the meat and dairy industries. Ferdinand wandered into a council shelter when he was a calf. The council staff grew to live the little (now huge!) Ferdi and refused to allow a mobile butcher to access his paddock.