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Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Watussi cattle | Bos primigenius f. taurus

The Watussi cattle, or Ox, with its beautiful strong horns is named after a nomadic group in Burundi and Rwanda. The Tutsi consider these cattle to be a symbol of prestige, care and kindness. The Tutsi use the cattle as a barter and dowry to marry, but they are not slaughtered.

Serengeti-Park animals: Watussi cattle

The Watussi cattle have a warm brown coat, a small hump and extremely long, curved horns. Each horn can be 1.30 meters long and have half a meter circumference at the base. In the Guinness Book of Records stands an ox with a circumference of 95.25 centimeters. The Watussi cattle is originally a cross between an ancient Egyptian breed of longhorn cattle and the Zebu cattle from Pakistan and India.