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  • Aurochs


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    The aurochs (also urus,, the ancestor of domestic cattle, was a type of large wild cattle which inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa, but which is now extinct; it survived in Europe until the last recorded aurochs, a female, died in the Jaktorów Forest, Poland in 1627. Her skull is now the property of the Livrustkammaren museum in Stockholm, Sweden. During the early Holocene in course of the Neolithic Revolution, aurochs were domesticated in at least two domestication events: one concerning the Indian subspecies, leading to Zebu cattle, the other one concerning the Eurasian subspecies leading to taurine cattle. Other species of wild bovines were domesticated as well, such as the wild water buffalo, Gaur, and Banteng. In modern cattle, there are numerous breeds that share characteristics of the aurochs, such as a dark colour of the bulls with a light eel stripe and light colour in cows, or a typical aurochs-like horn shape.


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Source: Wikipedia