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That the total capacity of a cow’s stomach is equal to that of a bathtub?

The stomach of an adult human, however, only holds about 1.2 to 1.6 litres. That means that our stomach is about 100 times smaller than that of a cow. The four compartments of a cow’s stomach, which can hold up to 140 litres, are called: rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. This structure allows cows to ruminate and thereby also digest the cellulose contained in grass, which humans and many other organisms are not able to digest.