If you have a small child and live in Durham, at some point you’ve likely met Max the steer, who up until this weekend lived at the Museum of Life + Science.
Max has been at the museum since he was three months old, back in 2007. He passed away of unknown causes. My daughter is definitely going to miss him.
Note, and this is very important: Max was a steer, not a cow. Please be aware that milk does not come from steers. Try explaining this to a four year old, though; my daughter still attempts to “milk” the highly anatomically correct Major the Bull in disturbing ways.