Cows Tend to Align Themselves with the Earth’s Magnetic Field
Cows are known for their ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field, and they tend to align themselves with it when grazing or resting. This magnetic sense, known as magnetoreception, is a form of animal navigation that helps cows, and potentially other animals, orient themselves. Researchers have observed that cows often prefer to align their bodies north-south or south-north when grazing or resting, and this alignment can vary depending on factors like age and the presence of power lines. The exact mechanisms of this magnetic perception in cows are still not fully understood, but it’s a fascinating example of animal behavior and their connection to the Earth’s magnetic field.