A cow family had gone viral on social media after they were captured stranded on an island near Kaikoura after a destructive 7.5-magnitude earthquake sent tremors throughout New Zealand. A video of two cows and a calf huddled together on a small grassy piece of land two-and-a-half-metres above the ground caught the attention of people on Monday while their entire surrounding had wiped out due to quake. This led to rescuers search them and extend efforts to save them from peril. They dug a trench to free the cows from the small dirt peak where they were trapped.
A geologist Sally Dellow told Newshub that the cows were very lucky that the bit of pasture they were on had survived, while a lot of pastures broke down to pebbles. While they were reportedly saved and transferred to a firm land, some calves from the stranded family were believed to be dead including many other animals.
Meanwhile, a series of posts were doing around online demanding farmers and rescuers to save the “poor cows”. The people were even demanding the video footage of rescuing the cows to confirm it and prayed for the safety of these helpless creatures on social media.
A series of powerful earthquakes jolted New Zealand’s South Island on Monday followed by hundreds of aftershocks across the country. The epicentre was northeast of Christchurch, near the town of Kaikoura, which has been cut off by landslides. It is believed that thousands of people including tourists are stranded in the town.