ANKOLE – WATUSI

(Ankole-Watusi)

ANKOLE – WATUSI

Distribution:

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The Ankole-Watusi is a species of cow that originates from Africa.
Their large horns can reach up 2.4 m and are used for defense.

CHARACTERISTICS
The Ankole-Watusi is a medium sized cow, with the cows weighing 430 – 540 kg., and the bulls weighing 540-730 kg. The newborn calves weigh only 14-23 kg., and remain small for several months.

BEHAVIOR
During the day, the calves sleep together, with an “auntie” cow nearby for protection. At night, the herd-members sleep together, with the calves in the center of the group for protection. The horns of the adults serve as formidable weapons against any intruders.

DIET
Watusi are able to live with poor quality forage and limited quantities of food and water. These survival abilities have allowed them survive for centuries in Africa and settle in Europe, South America, Australia and North America.

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  • ANKOLE – WATUSI
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