High maintenance quake-orphaned calf dubbed Paris Hilton

David Barber

Wellington (dpa) – Workers on a Christchurch farm have nicknamed a week-old calf they are hand-rearing after its mother was killed in the weekend’s earthquake Paris Hilton because of the “high maintenance” required.

Farm manager Gavin Odering was quoted in Friday’s edition of The Press newspaper as saying that Paris was very valuable because it was sired by the farm’s best Angus bull, but would require a lot of attention.

“It wouldn’t be much different to her namesake, I imagine,” he said.

The calf’s mother died when boulders the size of cars rained down on a herd of 150 cows at the Tussock Hills farm on Christchurch’s Port Hills during Saturday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake.