Kids’ Farm keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a new member to the cattle herd—a 10-month-old female Hereford calf named Willow. Born Oct. 4, 2018, Willow came to the Zoo from South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland. Her arrival bumps the number of cattle at the Kids’ Farm up to three, as she joins the Zoo’s 16-year-old Hereford heifer Rose and 1-year-old female Holstein calf, Magnolia. Cattle are referred to as cows colloquially, although the term “cow” specifically describes an adult female who has birthed a calf.
Lonnie G. Bunch III, the newly appointed 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, will embark on a national tour to discuss his new book “A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump.” The tour kicks off in Chicago on Sept. 19 and takes him to seven cities in the U.S. in 2019, with more dates in 2020 to be announced.