Ankole-Watusi cattle born in Nyíregyháza Zoo
Budapest, 2015 August 7 (MTI) – Three Ankole-Watusi cattle, also known as the “Cattle of Kings”, have been born in Sosto Zoo in Nyíregyháza, eastern Hungary.
The zoo now has ten of these long horned beasts, which are generally raised in central African countries and are depicted in Egyptian murals.
The calves are very light at birth — 13-24kg — as this is the only way the mother can survive, the zoo’s spokesperson said on Friday. Soon their growth spurts ahead, however.
For the Watusi tribe, these animals are sacred. They thrive in Africa, since they are well adapted to the extreme climatic conditions. The distance between their long, spectacular horns can be as much as 2.4 meters, although they are only used in the thermoregulation and self-defence.