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Watusi

Watusi
South Africa

Watusi

About

The Ankole-Watusi, also known as Ankole Longhorn, is a breed of cattle originally native to Africa. Its large distinctive horns that can reach up to 8 ft from tip to tip are used for defense and cooling by honeycombs of blood vessels.

Fun Facts
  • Ankole’s have strong herding and protection instincts. Adults bed down in a circle facing out with calves in the center.
  • Some tribes people consider ankole to be sacred animals.
  • Ankole were first domesticated in parts of Africa such as Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya for thousands of years. These native cattle are adapted to survive several months without ample food and water.
Conservation

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.