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The Ankole-Watusi, also known as Ankole longhorn, is a breed of cattle originally native to Africa. Its large, distinctive horns, that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m) from tip to tip, are used for defense and cooling by blood vesseled honeycombs. Ankole-Watusis weigh from 900 to 1,600 pounds (410 to 730 kg).
Living in the savannas and open grasslands, their diet consists of grass and leaves. The animal is sometimes known as Ankole or Watusi, and is a breed of Sanga cattle.
Ankoles are able to utilize poor quality forage and limited quantities of food and water. These survival abilities have allowed them as a breed to not only survive the centuries in Africa but to become established in Europe, South America, Australia, and North America.
The Ankole-Watusi is medium in size, with cows weighing 950–1,200 pounds (430–540 kg) and bulls weighing 1,200–1,600 pounds (540–730 kg). Newborn calves weigh just 30–50 pounds (14–23 kg) and remain small for several months. This low birth-weight makes Ankole-Watusi bulls useful for breeding to first-calf-heifers of other breeds.
During the day, the calves sleep together, with an “auntie” cow nearby for protection. At night, the herd-members sleep together, with the calves in the center of the group for protection. The horns of the adults serve as formidable weapons against any intruders.
BEST TIME TO HUNT WATUSI BULLS – YEAR ROUND
Watusi Hunting Package Price – $4500
Complimentary with All of Our Watusi Hunts
- 3 days and 2 nights lodging
- Meals and beverages throughout the hunt
- 1 on 1 Watusi hunting guide
- Full trophy care (field dressing, quartering trophy for transportation)
- Trophy fishing
- Gun and bow range
NOT Included with All of Our Watusi Hunts
- Gratuity to your Watusi hunting guide(s) and staff
- Airport Transportation – $200 Round Trip
- Texas Hunting License
- Custom Processing
- Caping for Taxidermy $50 Per Head Large Animals and $25 Small Animals