The Watusi is a breed of cattle orginally Native to Africa. Like other cattle species, the Watusi are the descendents of the Aurochs who became extinct in the 17th century. Watusi, for over 6000 years, have played a pivotal role in the lives of various African tribes The Watusi was introduced to North America in the 1960s when Walter Schultz imported two bulls from Scandanavia and a Watusi Cow from Europe.
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The Watusi have very large, distinctive horns which have greater circumference instead of for their length, like a Texas Longhorn. The Watusi are sometimes known as Ankole.
The Watusi's digestive systems have the ability to utilize poor quality and limited quantities of food and water. Their survival ability have allowed them as a breed to not only survive the centuries in Africa, but to also become established on other continents.