Cow Plush Toy & Cow Facts

Cow Plush Toy & Cow Facts
Stuffed animal collector’s have very discerning tastes; some collect teddy bears, some panda bears, while others collect dogs and cats. Still others prefer the less conventional plush toys like pigs and cows. Cow plush toys may not be as popular to collect as pigs, yet there is still a demand for them regardless.

A cow plush toy is equally as soft and cuddly as any other plush toy on the market. They are coated in soft fur, come in a wide variety of sizes, and have very pleasing expressions on their faces. There is no reason a cow plush toy can’t be hugged and loved the same way teddy bears are.

Cows are one of the first farm animals that children easily recognize pigs are another. After dogs and cats, cows and pigs are usually the animals young children are taught to identify first both in what they look like and then what sounds they make. In fact, after learning about what these animals look like, children are usually taught all the sounds of every prevalent barnyard animal there is by learning the song Old MacDonald Had a Farm, which has helped immortalize the sounds farm animals typically make.

It is widely believed that the modern domesticated cow we know today, was descended from a wild ox-like animal called aurochs. Aurochs once roamed the land in Asia, Europe and North Africa. Based on archaeological records, scientists believe that aurochs were domesticated 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. Further archaeological evidence has shown that aurochs were likely domesticated in one major location in the Far East. In addition, it is believed that despite the two types of cattle that evolved from aurochs (bred in the Far East), cattle were independently domesticated in India, Pakistan, and possibly Africa.
By 3000 B.C.E., cows were firmly established in Ancient Egypt. They were used for farming and were part of religion and culture. Tomb paintings found in Egypt depict cattle as sources of meat, milk, and animals that worked in the fields.

Children that have cow plush toys in their stuffed animal collections, likely won’t care about how the cow came to be, although they may find their history interesting as they age. A cow plush toy is generally one of those stuffed animals that is purchased after a child learns what a cow is. Perhaps they have seen cows grazing in a field while on a drive in the car. While a cow plush toy may not be your first choice for your child, children find them to be fascinating creatures nonetheless, especially when they eventually discover that the milk they drink comes from a cow.

Angeline Hope is a collector of large plush toys. You can view a selection of large plush toys including cow plush toy animals at MyBigPlush.