Philadelphia Zoo's new African cattle have massive, magnificent horns

The Philadelphia Zoo added three Ankole-Watusi cattle, a domesticated African breed known for its enormous, crescent-shaped horns, to its African Plains exhibit. The Ankole are descendants of Egyptian long-horned cattle that once lived along the Nile River around 4000 BC. The animals are primarily kept for dairy milk and are not usually raised for meat. They are friendly, gentle creatures found among herders in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and parts of Tanzania.

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