The watusi cow has long, symmetrical horns with a large base proportional to the horn length. It has the largest horns of any breed and a tail that is long and ropelike, perfect for swatting flies. The watusi is able to use most of the moisture in the plants it eats, making it extremely drought tolerant. In many African cultures, a person’s weath and status is shown by the number of cows they own.
- Conservation StatusRecovering
- Life spanup to 36 years
Body size800-1,600 lbs.
- Native habitat Farms of central Africa
- DietAlfalfa, hay