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Udderly ridiculous? Russian cows to wear bras

Published time: January 10, 2012 11:41
Edited time: January 10, 2012 19:13
Photo by RIA Novosti / Igor Zarembo

Photo by RIA Novosti / Igor Zarembo

Some like it hot. Now, how about having it furry? Cows in Russia's republic of Yakutia – officially the coldest place in the northern hemisphere – have been provided with hand-made fur bras to help survive the biting cold.

­Rabbit fur bras are not a luxury, but a must-have accessory when temperatures drop to minus 55 degrees Celsius.

The triangular bovine brassieres boast three straps, two of which go across the animal’s waist, and the third under its tail.

Local resident Natalia Semenova says many cattle owners have already got used to making fur bras to help keep the milk warm. But others, she says, still find the fashion udderly odd.