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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  1. Rejoy Dey says:

    Reblogged this on Teenage.


  2. Gottfried says:

    If I were an animal…

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    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      I would have written an essay on you!


  3. RJ, I watched a documentary about Aurochs a long time ago, but your post added new information. I have written a series of environmentally themed books for readers age eight and up and I am a big wildlife admirer. I wish you all the best in your chosen career as a zoologist! Cheryl

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    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. I wrote this when I was younger. I am glad such an old post was of any help to you. Thank you so much for your good wishes. I haven’t changed my goal even now. And thanks a lot for calling me RJ. I really love my nickname! 😊

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