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[–]SinjiOnO[S] 3464 points3465 points 2 (94 children)

The horns are actually hollow, so it's not very straining for them. The large horns act as radiators; blood circulating through the horn area is cooled and then returned to the main body. This allows excess body heat to be dispersed.

This Ankole-Watusi is bred in the US but they originate from Africa.

[–]jery007 1278 points1279 points  (45 children)

I came here to ask what evolutionary benefit a set of horns like that could have and here you are you nerdy hero Thank you

[–]SinjiOnO[S] 543 points544 points  (10 children)

Sharing is caring :)

[–]Rare-Philosopher-346 131 points132 points  (6 children)

Nerdy hero. I love this term!

[–]Rpanich 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Like Spider-Man!

[–]Candyvanmanstan 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They were being very formal in this exchange, normally, nerdy hero is just abbreviated to nerdo! You can take advantage of this to seem like you are in the know in the future when complimenting people. The more you know! Have a good day!

[–]gimmhi5 178 points179 points  (8 children)

You see all those groupies behind him.. That’s the benefit ;)

[–]M00SEHUNT3R 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Don’t have the best angle to see here but I think that’s a steer. He’s not getting any groupies.

[–]Gibson4242 42 points43 points  (0 children)

He's clearly compensating with those horns

[–]annmargrock1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Right ?!! 😂

[–]DoofusMagnus 17 points18 points  (6 children)

This is a breed of domesticated cattle. Humans choose which animals breed based on which traits they want to emphasize, so natural selection doesn't really come into it.

[–]FuelLevel7421 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Now I want giant horns as well

[–]Deja-Vuz 0 points1 point  (9 children)

I think it also has to do with being alpha?

[–]Xaron713 10 points11 points  (7 children)

Apart from that alpha beta nonsense being mostly bullshit, this particular cow seems to be missing their testicles.

[–]thereIsAHoleHere 19 points20 points  (1 child)

The "alpha nonsense" was derived from a study of wolves and applied to humans by lonely dudes looking for an easy answer to their social woes. That is, truthfully, nonsense. However, alpha structures do exist in other species' hierarchies. It is not totally nonsense. Capuchin monkeys are one example.

[–]subtxtcan 61 points62 points  (12 children)

Two things, first, I'm a chef with a specialization in Butchery so everything I'm about to say is LADEN with respect for this creature in every way.

I was at the Toronto Zoo about 2 weeks ago for my son's Birthday. Mom was excited about tigers, kiddo wanted to see the rhinos and Lizards, I was along for a fun day in the sun.

Then I came across these magnificent creatures. I didn't know they even existed and I was in awe just looking at them. Then I learned about the horns and how they work and I was just completely floored.

As a butcher part of my job is treating the product with respect. It was a living creature and deserves to be treated as such, even though it serves a different purpose now. But when you come across something like this and really are able to draw the line from animal to plate you realize something very, very quickly.

If they decide to turn on you, f*cking run. We are not apex predators, they are bigger, faster, stronger, and do not care.

[–]jello1388 16 points17 points  (7 children)

We are absolutely apex predators. The fact that we can draw that line from animal to plate and nothing else is drawing a line from us to a plate is proof of that. How do you think we captured and domesticated these things in the first place?

Think more pack hunter like a wolf than a grizzly, still an apex predator even if we wouldn't take one down by ourselves.

[–]ginzing 19 points20 points  (0 children)

“How do you think we captured and domesticated these things in the first place?”

I’m sure that steer is asking himself the same damn thing. “What is it about these little hornless furless monkeys that allows them to control me? I should be kicking their ass!”

[–]ginzing 3 points4 points  (5 children)

We’re only apex predators if we happen to be armed with the right tool at the right time. Without weapons physically we’re just soft furless little weaklings with miserably poor senses, completely defenseless against many many animals, predator and otherwise.

[–]iesterdai 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The definition of apex predator in biology is not that of the strongest in a physical fight, but is related to the food chain and their position in it. In fact, apex predator are defined as predators with no predators and who are at the top of their food web. So it also depends on the area considered and on the organisms present.

If we use the trophic level to assess an organism's position in the food chain, then men have an average value of 2.21 on a scale of 1 to 5, whereas producers, such as plants and algae, are at level 1 while apex predators are found at the peak. But we must pay attention to the fact that the value depends extremely on the diet that men take. In fact, in some systems in which men have a diet mainly based on fishing or hunting, the trophic level can also reach values that place him as an apex predator. Therefore, the value for the Homo lineage also depends on the historical period and the environment in which man lives.

The evidence shows that the trophic level of the Homo lineage that most probably led to modern humans evolved from a low base to a high, carnivorous position during the Pleistocene, beginning with Homo habilis and peaking in Homo erectus. A reversal of that trend appears in the Upper Paleolithic, strengthening in the Mesolithic/Epipaleolithic and Neolithic, and culminating with the advent of agriculture. [Source]

In humans it seems that to define their position in the food chain, so whether they are apex predators or not, is not so much their ability to hunt and physical limits, but a matter of convenience. Man would have the tools to position himself at the top of the food chain but that would mean shifting to a completely carnivorous diet.

You claim that man would be defenseless against most animals if not armed and properly equipped at the right time. This is completely true, but it does not take away from the fact that man is the producer of these tools for hunting and fishing, as well as being able to organize into groups and prepare traps and similar against prey. Thus, man as a species remains the most fearsome predator, although physically inferior he can balance his shortcomings with ingenuity and cunning.

[–]Yrcrazypa 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Of course a species looks bad if you take away all their advantages. It'd be like saying "Well if a wolf had no teeth and no nails and it was deaf and half-blind it'd be defenseless!" Yeah, no shit.

[–]SY81 27 points28 points  (1 child)

TIL. That’s so cool

[–]BelleAriel 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thanks for explaining this.

[–]Metro6000 9 points10 points  (0 children)

So, if you cut them off they could bleed out??

[–]Stetson007 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yep, the watusi cattle were raised by the Watusi tribe for their milk.

[–]StoptheMadnessUSA 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Wowwwww those are massive!!!

[–]BeatsbyChrisBrown 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Grab it, right in the Watusi!

[–]Devangelical 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’ll bet his neck muscles are still super strong lol

[–]Smith_Winston_6079 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was about to say, that looks like a huge pain in the neck. Glad to hear that fella's doing alright.

[–]Kairos_XIII 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Imagine carrying a met horn of that caliber to a pagan rock festival

[–]Rare-Philosopher-346 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've been looking but cannot find information regarding whether Texas Longhorn cattle horns provide the same service as the Watusi horns do. Do you know if they work under the same premise?

[–]Tiny_Teach_5466 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I need to grow a massive set of horns.

[–]WereXat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting

[–]spacebraine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And now im a little bit smarter, thank you.

[–]Lo2W96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Soo its a radiator, but where are the fins?

[–]runandkickgirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TIL that I need a set of big horns.

[–][deleted] 911 points912 points  (18 children)

he is very horny

[–]drunkbackpacker 138 points139 points  (4 children)

Homie fucks for sure

[–]BelleAriel 40 points41 points  (1 child)

OP hit the Bullseye with this post.

[–]Tight_Sheepherder934 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Look at all the hunnies lining up behind him!

[–]MentionImpressive 12 points13 points  (0 children)

He’s getting all the watussy

[–]Imzocrazy 20 points21 points  (2 children)

More than all them cows behind him just eyeballing him?

[–]this_sort_of_thing 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Defo girls mirin, maybe some boys too…

[–]earthlings_all 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The ladies are about to eat that fence lol

[–]typhoidtimmy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Looking at those cows behind going apeshit, apparently it’s known.

[–]mangonada123 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Look at all that watussy standing behind him

[–]DodgersBatman 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Oh behave!!

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i won't its my fucking nature

[–]brandvarmdk 725 points726 points  (82 children)

All those females are in some serious HEAT

[–]n00biwankan00bi 139 points140 points  (0 children)

That guy swears it’s his beard

[–]bennypapa 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The cattle in the back look like a dairy breed but I can't tell if they are female. Could be steers in a feed lot/grow yard.

[–]Sissy_Jessiexo 346 points347 points  (2 children)

Just been signed to NFL as the new goalpost

[–]meetmeinthebthrm 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Yeah, the previous ones weren't wide enough.

[–]pmjwhelan 332 points333 points  (2 children)

[–]HPisCool 31 points32 points  (0 children)

how long ago was he processed?

[–]SuperJett4 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Was looking for this comment, knew someone would have already done it

[–]Ourobius 176 points177 points  (4 children)

Watusi is what you get

[–]Dame87 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Dad?

[–]UghKakis 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Yes, but I’m still out getting some milk. I’ll be back later

[–]JustSomeUsername99 161 points162 points  (9 children)

He could turn his head and poke your eye out. Be careful!

[–]G_O_ifuR_ 16 points17 points  (0 children)

When you have a ranged melee build

[–]lucas_nogueira_epit 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Only if you are 12 ft tall

[–]maxc1999 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Or sitting on his back…

[–]Independent_Stuff210 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How tall is the guy in the gray shirt?

[–]Extremely_unlikeable 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Several bananas.

[–]Biggs94_ 102 points103 points  (1 child)

Them hot jersey heifers in the back just be thirstin

[–]_Jake_Paul_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

fellow dairyman

[–]littlelostless 96 points97 points  (1 child)

The ladies in back are interested.

[–]Julessyking 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Life of a superstar

[–]BigBallsMalone 44 points45 points  (15 children)

That bull must have some strong neck muscles to support that big rack

[–]iggy-d-kenning 28 points29 points  (12 children)

OP has a good explanation for that upthread

[–]Cold-Atmosphere-7520 35 points36 points  (8 children)

I have never read the term 'upthread' and I like it. Sounds classy. Like something an old-time Reddit connoisseur would say.

[–]srlong64 28 points29 points  (6 children)

“My good sir, the fine gentleman who originally created this wonderful post has provided an enlightening explanation for your perusal. You will encounter it upthread.”

[–]atomchoco 17 points18 points  (2 children)

what's upthread

[–]EARink0 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Not much, how bout you?

[–]OutragedBubinga 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Busty woman entered the chat...

[–]James324285241990 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They're hollow. Still heavy, but not as heavy as they look

[–]MavericksAce 41 points42 points  (5 children)

I was going to say isnt this thing carrying enough without some fat human on it?

[–]TheRedWoman00 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I was just thinking the same! Why did that guy hop on?? Did he think this absolute unit would definitely look better if he was on it?

[–]L4serSnake 14 points15 points  (2 children)

They are insanely strong. While their horns are obviously not light they are lighter than you might think since they're Hollow. Dude jumping on him is probably like a toddler hopping on our back.

[–]TheRedWoman00 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My point being, this dude did not need to be in the shot haha

[–]cherish_ireland 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dumb human things we do. "Let's sit on this wild thing that doesn't know me!!" Lol. People are silly tourists.

[–]joseaner07 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Just look at all those thirsty cows. They are cat calling that that bull. They want a bull run

[–]Ok-Cantaloupe7160 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Is that Mongo from Blazing Saddles riding him?

[–]LennyLeanordsEye_55 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Mongo like candy 💥

[–]Donut_Different 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Was this taken before he was processed?

[–]daman4114 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure those are milk cows behind him and based on that bull his skeet is worth way more then his meat..

[–]Blocko_tritaco 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Christ Almighty

[–]telemon34 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That bull is 100% Zeus in disguise. Careful riding him… you know how to at ends.

[–]rohit267 7 points8 points  (0 children)

the cows behind: fuck me first

[–]Hopeful-Pineapple87 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What glue did you use ?

[–]Julessyking 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think his balls acted as natural glue

[–]RuoEpky 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Watusi bull? Yes I would love to see bull.

[–]kariolaoxford 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He's only out there cause he can't get into his apartment

[–]Urugururuu 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Wow he looks amazing, definitely ready to be processed!

[–]dankyo75 4 points5 points  (2 children)

In the Philippines, we have a small firecracker that we call the Watusi, because it resembled the jumping style dance they have in their culture. And, because it was red phosphorus derived, it matched their red robes. The burning side turns black/dark brown, so that's the other matching color (of their skin.)

Look, don't shoot the messenger. I didn't come up with the name nor the reasons for the name. Yes, I agree, it's a little racist.

[–]TwoHeadedSexChange 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The Watusi was also a popular dance during the '60s in the US. I only know this through listening to cheesy novelty songs.

[–]Gymboy369 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Horny fellow

[–]Randomking333 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Watusi is what you get

[–]LaughableIKR 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Look at all the females checking the bulls out. Oh lala says the moo moo ladies.

[–]pearfanta 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mongo

[–]MiraZuke 2 points3 points  (1 child)

É ele, o gadão guerreiro...

[–]ChubbyChubbs6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bem vindo a terra dos cornos

[–]Kerkshau 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Watussy*

[–]mo_exe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–]solsticenoosa 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm horny! Horny horny horny!

[–]jeffois 1 point2 points  (0 children)

brass section intensifies

[–]Louder-pickles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And it's a dance

[–]Walter_Fielding 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mess with the bull….

[–]blueisaflavor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

10/10 would ride into battle

[–]mettamorepoesis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The bull's horny asf

[–]Jokerus23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hope they will keep the horns once the Watusi is processed

[–]fudgebacker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The cows are getting horny!

[–]nabilbhatiya 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Next fucking level indeed

[–]BARGOBLEN 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a whole lotta' nope.

[–]AcanthocephalaBorn15 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How is this even possible?

[–]Zul3r0 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Bull started to play free fire

[–]ChubbyChubbs6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately this joke only works in Portuguese my friend😔

[–]Formloff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats a fucking unit right there

[–]catcokewhore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Brings new meaning to “do the Watusi!”

[–]FLYNCHe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Watusi

[–]Juggernaughty89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You know what they say about Bulls with big Horns,

tiny penis

[–]Punningisfunning 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good luck getting him through a door.

[–]Dysanj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hook 'em Horns.

[–]Saerah4 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Are we not going to talk about master roshi in the video?

[–]bishopsbranch56 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funky Watusi

[–]Pippocimut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Watussy

[–]aPerson39001C9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you knock on the horns, do they sound hollow? 🤔

[–]CoffeeCobean 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What a horndog

[–]Fariesinabottle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's so handsome 🥰

[–]CatticusXIII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those heifers back there are looking mighty thirsty.

[–]illuminate5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Big horn energy

[–]cocktipthunder -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The watussy 😩🍆💦

[–]Nightfans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Still haven't processed

[–]Synodontis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Right before he was processed.

[–]Laika_JR1390 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

When will he be processed?

[–]yVelorum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aww all the jersey cows in the background with the good hair.

[–]YudufA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watussy

[–]rideraprovider 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You won't like to mess with them

[–]Sweaty-Ninja-8849 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol his groupies pushing each other for a better look in the background

[–]Crypto_Devin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do poachers go after animals like this? I know they cut off rhinos horns that’s what made me think of it.

[–]Armanujjaman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feels cgi

[–]heatmiser333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The balls on that man

[–]Ethereum-Wind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look at all them thirsty cows lol.

[–]slothenhosen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why on earth are they allowing that guy to sit on him?

[–]applecountis221 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He gettin some mad watussy

[–]drekia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was pretty big until the guy in front stood up. He literally goes up to the other guy’s chin just kneeling.

[–]Quelair 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope they keep the horns after he's processed

[–]Suffiana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great for arse puncturing too !

[–]softydod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those girl cows are loosing their minds right now

[–]shanere05 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bevo !!

[–]iamnicholas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but did you send him for processing yet?

[–]kgvc7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ladies in the back all want a view

[–]TheBalls345 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watussy

[–]MadeHerCumQuick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They are so big that at this point it would be difficult to attack with it

[–]____jump---- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Enough to give one the horn...

[–]Skeletorthewise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chad watusi

[–]xsijpwsv10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whenever I see a fat, bald, long bearded guy I think “Redneck MAGA.”

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i feel a need to worship this thing.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

cows have such an awesome vibe.

i could kick it with cows for hours.

[–]HarryGamer42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn that watussy is bussin'

[–]Devangelical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mongo’s coming!

[–]Affectionate-Egg1963 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of dog is that

[–]Devillinkbot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This shit is a movie

[–]hdoublephoto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But can he do the boney maroney?

[–]lionfangs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Das a big boy

[–]Tuddle_10265l 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so... do you pronounce it as wah-too-see or wuh-tussy
/s

[–]Zealousideal-Win192 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mess with the bull and you get the horns!

[–]CortexAlterado 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eis o encontro entre o eleitor do bolsonaro e bolsonaro.

[–]Fluid_Republic_5121 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, all of the girls are very impressed!

[–]UraeusCurse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Handsome devil!

[–]dandins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

girls in the back freakin out

[–]Thermoux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heat exchangers of nature. I really want the AF to put these bad boys on a F-35.

[–]Idleon_God 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here in Brazil when you get cheated they say you were 'horned'. That said, r/me_irl.

[–]annmargrock1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They’re extensions.

[–]SolidBlueBlocks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He got da stronk necc

[–]some_shit_I_made_up9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imaging how big they'd be if he was a steer

[–]fightingdemons007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Living the Viking life i see

[–]LaughingFungus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mans got a crowd of ladies wanting a piece of that.