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Watusi steers added to exhibit at Norfolk zoo

Friday - 4/25/2014, 10:14am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Two watusi steers have been introduced into their new habitat at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.

Zoo executive director says the watusi steers grow horns that can measure up to eight feet from tip to tip and eight inches in diameter. He says those are the largest horns of any cattle species.

The watusi breed was developed in east Africa more than 2,000 years ago. The animals weight 900 to 1,600 pounds and can live more than 20 years.

The Virginia Zoo's new residents, named Diallo and Gamba, were born in the summer of 2012. They will eventually share the habitat with the zoo's Hartmann's mountain zebras.


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