Ankole-Watusi CattleBos taurus
Geographic Region: Lake Mobutu to Lake Tanganyike in eastern Africa
Did You Know? Watusi cattle tolerate temperature and weather extremes thanks to their horns, which they use as radiators. Their blood circulates through the horn area, and is cooled and returned to their body. Amazingly, Watusi cattle horns, which can have a circumference nearing 28 inches, can reach lengths of eight feet wide, tip to tip.
Height: 5.5 – 6.5 ft.
Weight: Male: 1,200 – 1,600 lbs; Female: 950 – 1,200 lbs.
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Fabric of Africa
Did you know that you can go on safari right here in Rhode Island? View rare and exotic species from far away Africa.
Throughout your adventure, learn how the people, land, and animals of Africa are all interconnected and interdependent while watching zebras, cheetahs, red river hogs, and more in action.
Observe elephants swimming in a waterhole at the Ivory Ella Elephant Yard and Masai giraffes reaching high into the trees for a leafy snack at the Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Jambo Junction.
Can’t find the elephants or giraffes? Head into the Textron Elephant & Giraffe Pavilion. Inside you may catch an elephant bath or training session in progress. You can also learn how Roger Williams Park Zoo cares for animals, both here at the Zoo and out in the wild.