Zoo Animals

Detroit Zoo - Dozier Steer - Photo by Patti Truesdell

Belted Galloway steer

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The Detroit Zoo
Visitors are in for a sweet treat with belted Galloway steer Dozier, who was born in 2008 and arrived at the Detroit Zoo in 2009. Some say he resembles a giant Oreo cookie, with a creamy-white midsection surrounded by black front and hind quarters.  Dozier can be seen in the Barn with the miniature donkeys, domestic yak, Thoroughbred horses, pigs and other barnyard animals.

Description
Belted Galloways have either black, red or brownish-gray colored hair with a white mid-section that encircles their bodies.  They have double coats of long hair, good for shedding rain and keeping warm.  They also have large eyes and wide nostrils.

Fun Facts

  • Belted Galloway cattle are often nicknamed "Oreo Cookie Cows" because of their black and white coat.