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Watusi are cattle found in Africa and are also known as Ankole cattle. Watusi are generally dark red, but can also have white spots. They can even be dun or black in color, however red is the most common. Watusi have large heavy horns, about 19 inches in diameter and up to six feet from tip to tip.

Watusi are considered sacred animals to many tribes in Africa and are symbols of power and wealth. The more watusi a chief owns, the richer he is considered to be. For tribal ceremonies, a small cut will be made in the watusi's neck and a small amount of blood will be drawn. This blood will be drank or mixed with milk to produce blood pudding. The intention is not to harm or kill the animal; in fact they only kill watusi for important weddings or funerals.

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