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Kivu - cow and bull - Democratic Republic of the Congo

(local/other name)

(most common name):
(transboundary/brand name):
• Watusi
(local/other name):
• Burundi
• Rwanda

‘Kivu’ is a local name for Watusi cattle raised in North Kivu (a province bordering Lake Kivu) and belongs to the Ankole cattle group.

Ankole cattle are found in East Africa in an area extending from Lake Albert (formerly Lake Mobutu) to Lake Tanganyika. (Both lakes belong to a series of lakes known as the African Great Lakes.)

Ankole cattle are described as having:
• very long horns
• medium-long heads
• short necks with large dewlaps
• narrow chests

This page was last updated on: 2023-05-18

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