Cows air-lifted from Swiss Alps via helicopter

Cows with injuries or pregnancies preventing them from making their annual trip through the Swiss Alps received some help in the form of helicopter rides.

Farmers in the Urnerboden area said the 1,000-strong herd is due to descend the Klaunespass mountain pass in their annual Bovine Parade, but some cows were too injured or pregnant to make the trip.

About 10 cows unable to take the long walk were lifted from the mountains via helicopter.

Farmers said the cows did not seem fazed by their helicopter rides once back on the ground.