Atascadero’s cow, sponsored by the city of Atascadero and county supervisor Debbie Arnold, is being designed by artist Susan F. Schafer, a zoologist who worked for the San Diego Zoo and the Taronga Zoo in Australia. She did her thesis work at the Galapagos Islands studying giant tortoises — which explains why the cow is painted to resemble a larger turtle.
Atascadero’s cow, sponsored by the city of Atascadero and county supervisor Debbie Arnold, is being designed by artist Susan F. Schafer, a zoologist who worked for the San Diego Zoo and the Taronga Zoo in Australia. She did her thesis work at the Galapagos Islands studying giant tortoises — which explains why the cow is painted to resemble a larger turtle. Courtesy of CowParade SLO County
Atascadero’s cow, sponsored by the city of Atascadero and county supervisor Debbie Arnold, is being designed by artist Susan F. Schafer, a zoologist who worked for the San Diego Zoo and the Taronga Zoo in Australia. She did her thesis work at the Galapagos Islands studying giant tortoises — which explains why the cow is painted to resemble a larger turtle. Courtesy of CowParade SLO County

Cow Parade in SLO County kicks off in mid-September

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Lon Allan has lived in Atascadero for nearly five decades, and his column is published every week. Reach him at 805-466-8529 or leallan@tcsn.net .