This farmer knits ear warmers for his calves to keep them warm
Whenever the temperature drops and it turns cold outside, us humans like to take special measures to make sure we stay warm and safe. From big puffy coats to knitted scarfs and gloves, we like nothing more than to feel snug.
But what about all the animals out there? Well, we usually think that most animals can survive out in the cold because that's the way they've evolved. Sure, we may buy our pet dogs a cute little jacket, but for the most part, we often think all other creatures on Earth can handle themselves. Well, as it turns out, that's not the case...
Irish dairy farmer Cans Moleman posted an adorable photo of a calf wearing pink knitted ear muffs to Twitter, and his followers can't handle all the cuteness. But these earmuffs aren't just to look adorable, they actually serve a purpose.
"So it turns out ear muffs for calves to stop them getting frostbite are a real thing..." he tweeted, alongside the incredibly cute pic. The tweet has since received a whopping 172k likes and 30k retweets, as of this writing.
This particular baby cow lives in Canada where temperatures below freezing are not uncommon - and so the earmuffs are a welcome addition to their wardrobe.
On the outside, they are made up of water repellent material to help the creatures keep their ears dry when it's snowing or raining. The nose piece keeps the earmuffs in place, even at times when the cow is more active.
In a follow-up tweet, Cans posted another image of a young calf in a little coat.
"They're made for places like Canada where it gets to around -10... we put lil coats on some of the weaker calve on our farm though," he wrote.
And some of the Twitter users who replied to the post posted their own photos of calves clad in earmuffs:
I think we can all agree that earmuffs for calves is the most adorable idea ever! Oh, and if you need to know one more thing about farm life, people also make tiny saddles for chickens: