Ankole-Watusi Bos taurus watusi
- 1,7 m schofthoogte
- grassen, kruiden en bladeren
- 410 tot 730 kg
- 20 jaar/ans/years
- 9 maand/mois/month
- niet bedreigd
- Oorspronkelijk Rwanda en Oeganda Naard Afrika, Europa en Zuid-Azië
Animals in our sanctuary
Pombé was brought in together with Pirre on 09/03/2016 by Planckendael. Two surplus animals that could not be placed in any other zoo. Fortunately they found their way to De Zonnegloed.
Pirre was brought in together with Pombé on 09/03/2016 by Planckendael. Two surplus animals that could not be placed in any other zoo. Fortunately they found their way to De Zonnegloed.
Where does he feel most at home?
The Ankole-Watusi likes to live on the grasslands of Uganda, Rwanda or Burundi along a forest.
What's his favourite food?
They like to eat grasses, leaves, twigs and granes.
The Ankole-Watusi played an important role in the lives of various African tribes such as the Tutsis and Ankole. The cattle gave the tribe food, currency and status. The cattle with the longest horns belonged to the king and were considered sacred. Their horns can be 70 to 110 cm long. The female has the largest horns.Adopt this Ankole-Watusi