These bulls called Texas Longhorns have really impressive horns. They have one of the longest horns in the animal kingdom, measuring over two meters from end to end. One steer from Alabama named Pancho Via holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest horns, which measure a whopping 3.2 meters from one end to the other.
Despite being known as an all-American symbol, Texas Longhorns actually originated from a cattle species that lived in the Middle East and India long ago. Christopher Columbus brought them to North America in 1943. Initially, they thrived in their new home, and by 1860, there were an estimated six million longhorns roaming freely in Texas alone.
However, their population declined significantly over time, with only 125,000 Texas Longhorns recorded in the US at one point. Thankfully, with collective efforts from all the states, their numbers have increased to around 250,000 in recent years. Long live the Texas Longhorns!
Before we continue, please remember to like, subscribe, and click the bell. Just kidding! There won’t be a poisonous snake in your bed tonight if you don’t do it.
Meet Lurch, the African helper of Watusi!
Get ready to meet an incredibly famous cow from Africa called the African Watusi. People all over the world admire her because she has the biggest horns ever seen. The African Watusi is particularly cherished by nomadic herders from the Tutsi Baima Han collective cultures.
Having an African Watusi is like owning a luxury item—it shows that you’re wealthy and respectable. We can imagine that owning a cow like Lurch would make us very important people. Lurch was raised at the Rocky Ridge Sanctuary in Arkansas, USA, and was always highly respected.
Even at the young age of seven, Lurch’s horns were already an astonishing 95 centimeters long, which earned him the Guinness World Record for having the largest horn circumference of any animal on Earth. And his horns didn’t stop growing! By the time he passed away, they measured over 38 inches all around and reached an incredible length of 8 feet from tip to tip.
The ELK, also known as the moose, is a large and powerful animal. It is the largest species of deer, reaching heights of about 2.4 meters and weighing over 800 kilograms. It has strong neck muscles to support its massive antlers. A male elk’s antler can grow up to 1.8 meters long and weigh more than 15 kilograms.
These giant animals are gentle but should not be underestimated. They can run at speeds up to 56 kilometers per hour, making them faster than the world speed champion, Usain Bolt. With a population ranging from 500,000 to a million in Canada, these magnificent creatures are here to stay.
Hunters often display elk antlers on the walls of their cabins. But have you ever wondered how these iconic antlers grow? Elk grow their impressive antlers in the spring and develop them until the fall, when they need them for fighting during mating season. Once the season is over, the antlers shed in winter, and new ones grow again in the spring. This is the natural cycle of life for these remarkable animals.
Alpine ibex are agile animals that live in the rocky areas of the European Alps, high up in the mountains. They can jump across difficult terrain easily because of their unique body structure. What’s even more amazing about them are their long, curved horns that can grow up to 1.4 meters in length.
When they feel threatened, ibex can stand on their hind legs and point their sharp horns towards their attacker. It can be quite intimidating. Unfortunately, in the 19th century, hunters targeted these ibex because they believed their horns had special healing powers. This led to a significant decrease in their population, but fortunately, they have managed to make a comeback.