Aurochs

Teenage

Aurochs are the ancestor to the cattle family which existed in the world till 1857 in Europe. Aurochs originated in the period after Ice Age in present day Indian subcontinent. They had thick dark brown to shiny black coats with a considerable tall body and white fur around the hooves, which were split in two. They had long tails with a bushy end.They had a large pair of horns.  They were the most ancient cattle breed that existed till recent times. They were hunted to extinction for their fur, skin, meat, bones, horns and hooves. By the mid 17th century they remained so few in numbers that their hunting rights were only provided to monarchs. Their descendants Zebu and Heck Cattle are still found in many parts of Western India.The auroch was found across present day Asia and Middle East, Europe, Africa.

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