HCM CITY – A large pink bull in Củ Chi District has been captivating many locals due to its unusual pink skin colour.
The owner Đặng Văn Ghên, a farmer in Củ Chi District, told Việt Nam News that the bull was bought by his father in 2001 in Tây Ninh Province when it was 10 years old.
"At first the bull's colour was white with light shades of pink. The pink became brighter as he grew. I think this is just a condition from birth."
The bull, named Cò, is very strong and smart compared to other bulls. He can plow a ton of hay and easily find its way to fields and back to the bar.
Nowadays the bull is retired, and Ghên cares for the bull like a family member.
"Some people wanted to buy this bull, but I refuse to sell it in memory of my father who passed away seven months ago. It helped me make a living, so I really love this bull. He's like family to me, and I really do not want to be parted from him."
Now 35 years old, the bull is now around 1.5 tonnes, according to Ghên. – VNS Photo Việt Dũng
The bull is fed with mash mixed with byproduct fibers and grass. It can drink around 100 litres of water per day. – VNS Photo Việt Dũng
The bull is very gentle and always listens to Ghên. Whenever Ghên needs to give the bull a shower, he can order the bull to turn around and lower his head. – VNS Photo Việt Dũng
"The bull loves showering. Whenever he's hungry, he's very excited to see me, and even goes to look for me when I arrive home," Ghên said. – VNS Photo Việt Dũng
In February Ghên brought the bull to Gò Vấp District, where many locals were excited to take photos of the unusually coloured bull. – Photo thanhnien.vn
In the near future Ghên plans to set up a small, month-long event in Củ Chi District, where locals can visit and meet the big, friendly pink animal. – VNS