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The White Park

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Cast In Order Of Appearance:

Announcer
Reporter
White Park

SFX: opening Time For Cows theme music

ANNOUNCER

Cows from Scotland? Today we are talking to the White Park.

SFX: moo

REPORTER

So, you’re from Antarctica.

WHITE PARK

No, I’m not.

REPORTER

Yes, you are.

WHITE PARK

No, I’m NOT.

REPORTER

Well, where else in the world could there be a white park?

WHITE PARK

We’re not talking about a plot of land with snow and ice all over it.

REPORTER

We’re not?

WHITE PARK

No. I’m a cow whose breed name happens to be White Park.

REPORTER

From Antarctica.

WHITE PARK

No, I’m not from Antarctica. As close as they can tell from my genes, I’m from Scotland.

REPORTER

You wear clothes?

WHITE PARK

Genes as in genetics, not jeans as in an article of clothing usually worn on the legs. Something, which I might add, you do not normally see on cattle.

REPORTER

Scotland, huh? So how come you don’t have a Scottish accent?

WHITE PARK

Because in the late 1930’s some White Park cattle were imported to Canada.

REPORTER

Then why don’t you have a Canadian accent?

WHITE PARK

Because some of their offspring ended up in the Bronx Zoo, but they couldn’t house wild cattle for the long term. So they were sold and moved to the King Ranch in Texas.

REPORTER

Then why don’t you have a Texas accent?

WHITE PARK

Because I don’t want one.

REPORTER

Oh. Well, how old are you as a breed?

WHITE PARK

White cattle with colored points are mentioned in Irish sagas dating back almost 2,000 years.

REPORTER

Are there a lot of you left?

WHITE PARK

Actually, no. Our current status is Critical and the beef industry needs us because we have high quality meat and we also increase the heterosis effects in crossbreeding systems.

REPORTER

Heterosis? What in the world is heterosis?

WHITE PARK

Heterosis is when you cross two genetically different plants or animals and get a better result such as superior vigor or size. Heterosis is also called hybrid vigor.

REPORTER

Does that explain your horns?

WHITE PARK

No, it explains why I’m now going to chase you away for being a pest.

REPORTER

I can take a hint! Really! I can take a hint!

WHITE PARK

Start running.

SFX: moo
SFX: closing Time For Cows theme music

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