Maternal love is found not only in humans, but also in animals. It’s part of their instinct to protect their babies at all costs.
Clarabelle was rescued from a slaughterhouse in 2014.
Since Clarabelle was a dairy cow, throughout her life she gave birth to calves, which made it possible to increase the amount of milk that she gave.
It was incredibly hard for Clarabelle physically, but even harder mentally.
After giving birth, all her calves were taken away.
Most of the bulls were killed for meat, and the cows were forced to live the same life as Clarabelle lived, that is, constantly give birth and give milk.
When the cow became too old and could no longer give birth, she became useless to her owner.
The man decided to send her to the slaughterhouse to get meat.
Luckily, Clarabelle was rescued by a non-profit animal sanctuary based in Australia.
She was brought to the reserve, to enjoy life.
And although the cow could rest and live out her remaining years in peace, the trauma of her previous life did not let go of Clarabelle.
This became especially noticeable when the staff of the reserve found out that the cow was pregnant again.
It was surprising, but at the same time exciting for Clarabelle.
Before giving birth, she was more and more turned away from people, trying to protect herself.
If we remember what she went through, this behavior is easy to explain.
The staff hoped that she would feel calm in the reserve, but this did not happen.
And then people decided to find out what the problem was.
The staff noticed that Clarabelle was trying to hide something from them.
The cow looked around nervously at the pasture. And then people decided to see what is there.
Going far into the paddock, they saw a calf!
It turned out that Clarabelle had already given birth and was hiding her calf from people in the tall grass.
It turns out that the cow learned the previous lessons and wanted to make sure that people would not take her baby away again.
Employees found the calf on Valentine’s Day. But it was clear that it was born a few days ago.
People decided to name the baby Valentine.
The staff did their best to convince Clarabelle that they were not going to take the calf.
Studies show that cows have very good memories.
They perfectly remember tragic events, which makes them anxious.
This time, Clarabelle is lucky, because Valentine will live with her as long as it is possible.
Now, Valentine has grown up, but she still has a close bond with her mother.