Latin Name: Bos Taurus Taurus watusi
Other Name: Ankole Longhorn Cattle
Habitat and Range: Originated in Africa now widely distributed for meat.
Captive/ Wild Lifespan: up to 20 years.
Gestation: after 9 months 1 calf is born weighing 30-50 pounds.
Diet: Savannah Grasses and leaves in the Africa
Adaptations: The horns are an adaptation to a hot climate and allowing dispersal of excess body heat.
IUCN Status: Not Listed
Conservation: No threats on populations at this time.
Did you Know: Watusi cattle hold the record for having the largest circumference on their horns. A bull named CT Woodie held the record with 40.75 inches in circumference on his horns.
Here at the CMC Zoo: We have one cow, Bertha and one bull Jeff. Bertha was born September 1, 2010 and she was acquired from Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Jeff our bull, was a private donation in 2008 and his birth date is unknown.