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Minnesota cow has rare quadruplets

Posted at 4:57 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 06:57:54-04

A Minnesota cow has given birth to quadruplets. 

On May 24, Chuck and Deb Beldo, of Sebeka, Minnesota, won the bovine lottery.

Experts say the odds of a cow having quadruplets is one in 700,000.

But the odds of keeping all four alive are even greater: 1 in 11.2 million.

The cow that gave birth to the quadruplets had been a mother before. But the first two times she gave birth it was to single calves.

With two new male calves and two new female calves, the Beldos have had to carry the weight. They’ve been bottle-feeding the calves about every four hours. 

The family posted pictures of the new calves on Facebook, and the post went viral, being shared some 80,000 times. 

The owners say the calves are doing very well. The Beldos say that they recently had bottle holders installed so they won’t have to feed the calves by hand anymore.