Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Lone Cow Who Lost Her Mom Adopted By Family Of Wild Deer.

Animals are truly resilient creatures that are capable of adapting when they need to. There are plenty of stories of animals being put into situations that they're not used to, only to rise above it all. This story is one of strength, courage, and the incredible ability for this animal to adapt to a situation that it's not accustomed to. Keep reading to discover the unbelievable tale of a cow that refused to give up!

This little cow, whose name is now Bonnie, was born on a farm in upstate New York, but unfortunately the beginning of Bonnie's life was a bit tragic.

Her farmer had passed away right after she was born. When this happens, all of the animals get sold off to other people. Bonnie was going to be separated from her mom very soon, but she had another plan.

As Bonnie's herd was being loaded onto trucks, she decided to make her escape.

She made it into the safe covering of the forest, and the story of the runaway calf became a myth to local residents. Winter began to set in, and still no one was able to find Bonnie.

There were a few sightings, and people had caught her on the cameras on their property.

But still, Bonnie was able to avoid capture. "Venturing out of the safety of the forest only for occasional sightings, Bonnie quickly became a local celebrity, dividing the Holland community into two groups: those who were 'Team Bonnie' and rooted for her to survive, and those who were determined to shoot and eat her," said the media relations specialist for Farm Sanctuary, Meredith Turner-Smith.

Both groups were searching for the fugitive cow in the woods, that were now covered by snow.

Finally, they realized what the cow had been up to. What they saw completely shocked the entire community.

Bonnie may have lost her family, but she found another one.

She had made her home with a herd of deer! "The deer helped Bonnie survive and accepted her as their own — eating, sleeping and running together! Like a deer, this 'bovine Bambi' would disappear into the forest whenever people appeared," said Turner-Smith

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