Cow that escaped cattle truck on way to slaughterhouse gives birth

Credit: Sandra Mu/Getty Images

Credit: Sandra Mu/Getty Images

A great escape saved the life of not one but two cows last week.

Brianna the cow was in a cattle truck with other cows destined for the butcher, when she pushed her way out of the vehicle, jumping about 8 feet and leading police on a chase along a New Jersey highway last week, WCBS reported.

Brianna was taken to Skylands Animal Sanctuary to make sure she wasn’t hurt during her try for freedom Thursday.

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On Saturday, she gave birth to a healthy calf, now named Winter.

The sanctuary made the birth announcement on its Facebook page over the weekend.

Winter and Brianna are now part of a herd of 70 cows at the sanctuary, reported.

The slaughterhouse is allowing the sanctuary to keep the cows, reported.

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