The Kyoga originates from Ankole cattle being crossed with both Large East African Zebu cattle and Small East African Zebu cattle (mainly the Bukedi).
The Kyoga gets its name from Lake Kyoga in Uganda and closely resembles the Nganda in type.
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
You can also go to:
The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference
to see other breeds of cattle in the world.
My Daily Cow® Uganda and read about other Ugandan cattle breeds.
National Geographic August 1972
Stone Age Cavemen of Mindanao
Twilight dwellers, the Tasadays inhabit a dappled realm pillared by 200-foots tress. Young Lubu scampers through the forest, climbing vines and slender trunks with the ease of a monkey. His domain, which outsiders once thought all but impenetrable, now draws the covetous eyes of Philippine lumbermen. Already three logging roads converge on the area.
Photograph by John Launois
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Los ídolos; Benarés / India