Bulls are powerful, aggressive animals that are also among the heaviest on earth.
How Much Does A Bull Weigh?
Adult bulls weigh between 1,100 to 2,200 pounds (498 to 997 kg) on average.
In rare cases, a bull can weigh in excess of 3,500 pounds (1,587 kg).
There are more than 800 cattle breeds in the world today and bulls are fully grown male cattle that have not been castrated.
Two different groups of cattle breeds exist, which include Bos Indicus, also known as Bos Taurus Indicus or Zebu, and Bos Taurus, also known as Bos Taurus Taurus.
Bos Indicus cattle are usually found in hot climates, while Bos Taurus breeds are found in cooler locations.
Bos Indicus breeds include:
- Red Sindhi
- Southern Yellow
Bos Taurus breeds include:
- Belgian Blue
- Belgian red
How Much Does A Bull Eat?
Grass, silage, and hay are the favorite snacks of bulls. A fully-grown bull has a huge appetite for these types of foods, and it’s not unusual for them to consume 25 to 35 pounds (11 to 15 kg) or more every day.
How Fast Can Bulls Run?
A charging bull can reach speeds of up to 35 mph!
~ Fun Fact ~
Bulls play an important role in many cultures around the world. One of the most exciting and dangerous events that takes place every July is the Running of the Bulls Festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona.
As part of this event, bulls are set free and run through cobbled streets full of people who must run with these huge beasts and avoid getting gored at the same time. Since it was first held, 15 people have been killed!