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14 wacky animal sports

By: Laura Moss on April 1, 2011, 11:30 a.m.
cow fighting

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Cow fighting

Cows naturally fight to determine dominance in the herd, and this popular Swiss sport exploits this behavior. Each year, cows in Switzerland compete for the title of La Reine des Reines, which means “the queen of queens,” in an event that draws about 50,000 spectators. The cows fight by shoving against one another head-to-head with blunted horns so each “fight” is essentially a pushing contest.