Originally coming from Africa, the Watusi, or Ankole-Watusi as it is officially called, is a mid-sized cattle breed. Traditionally the Watusi was very important to the people of Africa, even being used as currency and called the “cattle of Kings” in the past. They have a distinctive look with large, long horns that can grow up to 8 feet from tip-to-tip. These horns act as both protection and a means of keeping cool.
The Ankole-Watusi is an old breed of cattle, with pictures of similar cattle being found on Egyptian pyramid walls! Because they will forage on the types of grasses that other cattle cannot, they have been able to spread and thrive in in a variety of habitats around the world. Weighing up to 1,200 for females and 1,600 for males, the Watusi is known for being quite mild mannered.