These Cows Are Stranded On New Zealand Plateau Following Earthquake

Two cows and a calf are trapped on a tiny heap of land after an immense earthquake wreaked havoc in New Zealand. A rescue mission is allegedly in progress.

At 12:02 a.m. on November 14, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand. The quake killed two people and damaged properties on a massive scale, NewsHub reports.

Dairy produce may suffer as well, since farmers are left unable to milk cows. According to NZ Herald, about 30 farms in the area of the small town Kaikoura might not have milk collected because of current road conditions.

One thing’s for sure: These stranded cows will not be milked today. The three animals are trapped on a small plateau near Kaikoura after the severe landslides shifted the countryside.

“They’re just on that island,” a helicopter passenger said in recorded footage. “That’s crazy.”

Many on Twitter are calling for the cows to be saved.

According to celebrity veterinarian Dr. Chris Brown, who posted a photo of the cows, a rescue mission is, in fact, underway.

 “The effect on the island's animal population still isn't known but rescue efforts are now beginning to save the two cows and a calf that are marooned on this tiny mound of earth,” he wrote.

“What are the odds of those three animals standing on the one piece of earth that didn't collapse,” one Facebook user wrote in the comments section. “Here's hoping the universe is 100 percent on their side!”

We’re hoping the same. 

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