Posted: 15 November, 2016
We Finally Know The Fate Of Those Cows That Were Stranded By The NZ Earthquake
The family of cows that were left stranded on a tiny little island of land after the New Zealand earthquake have reportedly been saved.
The trapped cows caught the world’s attention earlier this week after footage showed them standing on an isolated patch of grass after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake near Culverden.
The cows were owned by a Kaikoura farmer, and he worked with a group of rescuers to dig a track and free his cattle.
"We dug a track with a number of people - the soil was quite soft because it had all been tipped over and bumbled around, we managed to get a track in and bring them out," he told Newshub.
"They desperately needed water, cows don't like living without water so that was the first requirement, and I think one or two had lost calves in the earthquake so they were a bit distressed."
The farmer said that a fault line runs underneath his farm. Although he was able to save these cows, his farm did suffer losses.
"We did lose stock, there were stock losses, but the whole hillside fell during the earthquake and we had a lot of stock on there - we don't know what we've got."