The Ankole

Ankole in Umutara province in Rwanda

The Ankole is a breed or group of breeds of African cattle, belonging to the broad Sanga cattle grouping of African breeds.  It was probably introduced to Uganda between five and seven hundred years ago by nomadic pastoralists from more northerly parts of the continent. It is distributed in much of eastern and central Africa, particularly in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and parts of Tanzania.  There are at least five distinct regional strains, some of which may be reported as breeds in their own right.

Natural horns of Ankole Bull

Watusi in Uganda

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