The calf, which was consequently christened “Happy”, is a real eye-catcher. It was born on March 10th at Bellbrook Holsteins Farm in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
Happy is something special
As “foxweather.com” reported, the owner of the farm, Barry Coster, told the Australian broadcaster ABC about the extraordinary animal in an interview. He has often had striking coat markings on his calves, but Happy tops everything.
When Barry Coster first saw the newborn animal on his usual morning walk, he immediately noticed the distinctive spots.
Evidence photo for his wife
He immediately sent his wife Megan a picture of the smiley calf, Barry said. And actually they had agreed in the family to keep Happy on their dairy farm – as a “pet and lawn mower”.
But it was to be different.
Happy found a new home
Apparently, fate had other plans: the calf was finally “bought” by nearby Lardner Park: for a donation to West Gippsland Hospital of 10,000 dollars (almost 9,150 euros). The spacious park invites you to a variety of events such as festivals or concerts – and now has one more attraction.
Happy has more than enough exercise in the 300 hectare park area. He is the new mascot and a magnet for visitors – and he enjoys the attention.
“Happy has a lovely temperament and is a very active and alert calf. He is eating really well and seems to have settled in well in his enclosure at Lardner Park,” Park Manager Craig Debnam confirmed to FOX TV. Almost 50,000 visitors came to see him on the first weekend: “We know that Happy will put a smile on everyone’s face,” he added.