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Rare 'panda cow' born on New Year's Eve

January 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A rare miniature cow with black and white marks similar to a panda bear was born on New Year's Eve on a farm in Colorado.Ben is a so-called panda cow, one of only about 25 in the world.

Panda cows are a rare miniature breed of cattle that's specially bred to look like a panda.

Ben's owners already have two panda cows.

"The plan is to sell him, and yes we hope there's a big demand," said Ben's owner, Chris Jessen. "There's not a huge demand for pet cows, but I think it's growing in popularity."

If you're interested in bringing Ben home, all you need is $30,000.

He may be a miniature, but he's no lap cow.

Ben is expected to grow about 4-feet tall and weigh close to 1,000 pounds.