Have you ever asked yourself do cows in different countries sound different?
Lloyd Green, a farmer from the UK, spent a lot of time with his cows and believed they mooed with a UK drawl. He spoke to the other farmers in the West Country group and they also noticed a similar development in their own herds. It works the same as with dogs, the closer a farmer’s bond is with his animals, the easier it is for them to pick up his accent.
John Wells, a professor at the University of London, examined the West Country farmers’ claims. Researchers who study bovine behaviour have discovered that cows, like humans, have different accents. Cows in a small herd may all sound very similar, while the same species in another country may have their own distinct accent.
Bec and Jeziel decided to test this by listening to a cow moo and guessing what country they are from. Listen to the full chat below and guess along with them. Did you get them all right? Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials!