Watusi cattle originated centuries ago in Africa and are known for their incredible horns not only because of the length but also for the thick circumference. The animals' large horns are honeycombed with blood vessels, and are used to thermo-regulate in hot temperatures. Blood moving through the horns is cooled by moving air, and then flows back into the body and lowers the animal's body temperature. Newborn calves weigh just 30-50 pounds and remain small for several months. 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.
Number of Young:
Male & Female
Native to: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Lake Victoria and Tanganyika
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