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Ankole-Watusi Bos taurus watusi

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Features

Size:
1,7 m schofthoogte
Nutrition:
grassen, kruiden en bladeren
Weight:
410 tot 730 kg
Age:
20 jaar/ans/years
Gestation:
9 maand/mois/month
Status:
niet bedreigd
Family:
Environment:
Oorspronkelijk Rwanda en Oeganda Naard Afrika, Europa en Zuid-Azië

Animals in our sanctuary

Pombé
Date of birth
17-04-2014
Date of arrival
09-03-2016
Pombé

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
Date of birth
22-07-2014
Date of arrival
09-03-2016
Pirre

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.

Fun fact

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.

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