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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FEATURED IN THE ANTLERS, RACKS AND OTHER HORNED ANIMALS GROUP
FEATURED IN THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT