It has a 1-in-700,000 chance of happening, but a cow gave birth to triplets at WSU March 17.
-- It has a 1-in-700,000 chance of happening, but a Red Angus cow gave birth to triplet bull calves at Washington State University (WSU) March 17.
Henry Moore Jr. WSU/BCU
The triplet bull calves delivered March 17 at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and their mother, a Red Angus cow, all are healthy and strong.
The birth, which the school is calling a "statistical miracle," occurred at the college after a Washington cattle company brought the cow in because the calves were in a dangerous breach position. Three WSU veterinarians and five veterinary students assisted in the delivery, which resulted in three bulls weighing 36 to 41 pounds each. All the animals are doing well, the school reports.
According to WSU, triplet births are rare, occurring about 1-in-105,000 births. Triplets of the same sex are 1-in-700,000.