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Ankole-Watusi Bos taurus

This American cattle breed descends from the Ankole, which was first brought to the United States in the 1960s. The Ankole-Watusi is known for its long, distinctive horns that can reach up to eight feet from tip to tip!

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ORIGIN:
United States

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HABITAT:
Domesticated

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Males weigh up to 1,600 lbs; females weigh up to 1,200 lbs
Height: 6.5 ft at shoulder

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DIET:
Grass, leaves and hay

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PREDATORS:

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Long horns, herding

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REPRODUCTION:
Newborn calves weigh 30–50 lbs

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THREATS:

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
More than 20 yrs in human care

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