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Young Watusi In The Rain by Ginny York
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This was taken at the Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia, USA on a rainy day. The Watusi (Bos taurus) is also known as Ankole. They are named after the Watusi tribe of Africa…their natural range. They stand at 4 to 5 1/2 feet tall at the shoulder, and weigh in at 1000 to 1600 pounds. They date back at least 6000 years and are known as the “the cattle of the kings” because of their long horns, which can measure up to 10 feet from tip to tip with a base diameter of six inches. The Watusi’s horns act as a cooling devise. Blood circulates through them to cool before returning to the body.
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african, ankole, cattle, cows, ginnyyork, horns, rain, watusi, wet, wildlife

Comments

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    fabulous capture!!

  • Thanks Cheryl! I think this was a young one.

    – Ginny York

  • deegarra
    deegarraabout 5 years ago

    OH WOW HOW COOL..

  • Thanks Dee! I had to go through the Park twice and wait for a while before I got one of these by itself. What horns huh?

    – Ginny York

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonabout 5 years ago
    Great capture Ginny,

    lm.

  • Thanks Kev!!

    – Ginny York

  • And thanks for making this one of your favorites!!

    – Ginny York

  • maxy
    maxyabout 5 years ago

    WOw! Excellent shot of such an unusual and beautiful animal! LOVE those big horns!

  • Thanks Maxy! Last time I went before this is was nice out, but i didn’t see these guys at all that time.

    – Ginny York

  • pinkster
    pinksterabout 5 years ago

    GREAT SHOT.. FANTASTIC..

  • Thanks Pinky.

    – Ginny York

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous!

  • Thanks for stopping by and taking a look through my pictures Louise! I appeciate that so much. This Watusi was pretty impressive. It was one of the smaller ones …maybe a youngster. Still had quite the rack though!!
    Thanks for adding this guy to your favorites!!!

    – Ginny York

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 4 years ago

    Brilliant Ginny! Ive just gone through your pics… love them all!!

  • Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to go through my pictures and for leaving such a great comment! I appreciate that so much!! :))

    – Ginny York

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Rene!

    – Ginny York

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work
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  • Thanks Ann! He sure had some horns!

    – Ginny York

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks so much Pops! This guy was awesome. I was so glad I was in my vehicle!! :))

    – Ginny York

  • – Ginny York

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