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Ancient Cattle

By psu68    
Ankole-Watusi....... this ancient breed of cattle goes back to 4000 B.C. - before the first Pharaohs ruled Egypt.

Tags: Photo journalism General Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: Tish1, Mollycat, Myathebirdwatcher999 and 4 more


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Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2014 4:10PM
Impressive beast beautifully captured Art.
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Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2014 5:16PM
Excellent trio! Grin
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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
9 Mar 2014 6:30PM
Well, this one looks friendly??? wondering, were they for eating or used as oxen-- . Those horns are amazing!
psu68 4 1 2 United States
9 Mar 2014 6:52PM

Quote:Well, this one looks friendly??? wondering, were they for eating or used as oxen-- . Those horns are amazing!


Hi Jenn - He wasn't (friendly that is) - certainly used as oxen...... my info says they were used for milk although they are not very productive. These images do not really show just how big their horns can get - you could string a hammock in between some of them.
pamelajean Plus
11 979 1892 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2014 8:05PM
Beautiful longhorn, lovely rich colour.
"The cattle provided food, currency, and tribal status".

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