The Number of Cows On Earth

There are an unbelievable number of cows on this planet.

If you piled up all of the land mammals on Earth, this chart shows how comparably heavy each bit of that pile would be.

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Nature documentaries make it look as though the world is full of wild mammals, but only 3% of the pile would be wild.

28% of the pile would be humans, another 28% would be our domesticated mammals (sheep, horses, dogs, goats, cats, pet squirrels etc.), except for cows…

Cows would make up 41% of the pile by themselves.

In Brazil, Argentina and Australia, there are more cows than people.

It’s time to start turning this around…