The Ankole-Watusi, also known as Ankole longhorn, is a breed of cattle originally native to Africa. Its large, distinctive horns, that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m) from tip to tip, are used for defense and cooling by blood vesseled honeycombs. Ankole-Watusis weigh from 900 to 1,600 pounds (410 to 730 kg).<br />
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Living in the savannas and open grasslands, their diet consists of grass and leaves. The animal is sometimes known as Ankole or Watusi, and is a breed of Sanga cattle. Two Ankole-Watusi individuals are in the Guinness World Records for the largest horn circumferences for a bull and steer, respectively. The bull, named CT Woodie, had horns which measured 40.75 inches (103.5 cm) around on September 20, 2004. The steer, named Lurch, had horns measuring 37.5 inches (95 cm) around on May 6, 2003; he died on May 22, 2010.[4]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankole-Watusi<br />
 http://www.awir.org/Breed.htm
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The Ankole-Watusi; Ankole longhorn cattle
The Ankole-Watusi, also known as Ankole longhorn, is a breed of cattle originally native to Africa. Its large, distinctive horns, that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m) from tip to tip, are used for defense and cooling by blood vesseled honeycombs. Ankole-Watusis weigh from 900 to 1,600 pounds (410 to 730 kg).

Living in the savannas and open grasslands, their diet consists of grass and leaves. The animal is sometimes known as Ankole or Watusi, and is a breed of Sanga cattle. Two Ankole-Watusi individuals are in the Guinness World Records for the largest horn circumferences for a bull and steer, respectively. The bull, named CT Woodie, had horns which measured 40.75 inches (103.5 cm) around on September 20, 2004. The steer, named Lurch, had horns measuring 37.5 inches (95 cm) around on May 6, 2003; he died on May 22, 2010.[4]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankole-Watusi
http://www.awir.org/Breed.htm

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