Watusi – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 410 to 730 kg

Height: up to 1.3 m

Body length: up to 260 cm

Color: red with white spots

Age of sexual maturity: after 2 years

Gestation period: 9-10 months

Lifespan: up to 29 years

Habitat: Eastern Africa

Diet: coarse grass, shrub twigs, leaves

Did you know?

  • The horns of Watusi bulls serve not only a decorative function but also act as a form of conditioner, helping regulate the animal’s body temperature.
  • They are capable of digesting and extracting all useful nutrients from virtually any vegetation they find.
  • Watusi cattle have very good genetics, which contributes to the preservation of their original breed characteristics.
  • Because Watusi bulls have been considered sacred animals in many African tribes historically and even today, the breed is not raised for meat.