A calf of the Holstein-Friesian breed is now known as “Happy” thanks to the smiley face on its body.
According to ABC News Happy was born earlier this week on a farm in Ripplebrook, Gippsland in Australia. Megan and Barry Coster, who breed around 700 calves a year, are the owners of the farm.
“We’ve noticed sevens or hearts on the head and a few other strange marks, but never anything that looks like a smiley face,” Megan said.
When Happy was born, Barry noticed there were some other marks on his skin. He was surprised when he noticed the smile. He immediately sent a photo to his wife.
“I could not believe it. I enlarged the photo to make sure that one of our workers might not have added extra lines,” added Megan. “A few of our workers were eager to have him as a pet and use him as a lawnmower!”
However, there were bigger plans for Happy. Instead of him just staying on the farm with the Costers, Lardner Park acquired him in exchange for a donation of $10,000 to the West Gippsland Hospital. Lardner Park is used for functions, festivals, concerts and more, according to the park’s website.
Craig Debnam, chief executive of Lardner Park, says Fox TV Stations Happy has a “lovely nature and is very active”. “He grazes well and seems to have made himself at home at Lardner Park. We just know he’s going to put a smile on everyone’s face!”
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