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Hybrid Ice Age Higgs bison has been hiding in plain sight

Adelaide - About 120,000 years ago, now-extinct steppe bison mated with aurochs, the ancient ancestor of cows, creating a rare hybrid mammal. But we have discovered this unusual animal, the ancestor of the European bison, and it was hiding in plain sight.

Studies show dogs were domesticated before cattle

At one time or another, we have all pondered the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg? But have you ever wondered which animal, the cow or the dog, was domesticated first? You may be surprised by the answer.

Devon farmer forced to get rid of aggressive Nazi-bred super cows

Derek Gow, a farmer in Lifton, Devon thought it would be a great idea to import 13 "Heck" cattle from Belgium in 2009. The cattle are linked to the extinct European wild ox, the Auroch, a massive distant relative to the cattle we know today.
 

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The most primitive lineages of Maremmana  called ″Maremmana primitivo″  are used in the Tauros P...
The most primitive lineages of Maremmana, called ″Maremmana primitivo″, are used in the Tauros Programme.
Peter von Wesendonk
First-generation Maremmana x Pajuna cross bull from Tauros Programme in the Netherlands in 2013.
First-generation Maremmana x Pajuna cross bull from Tauros Programme in the Netherlands in 2013.
Henri Kerkdijk-Otten - Owner
Bison hiding in Białowieża Forest.
Bison hiding in Białowieża Forest.
Herr stahlhoefer
Aurochs bull at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen from 7400 BC.
Aurochs bull at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen from 7400 BC.
FunkMonk
Aurochs in a cave painting in Lascaux  France.
Aurochs in a cave painting in Lascaux, France.
Prof Saxx
NaturPark Bayerischer Wald: A Heck bull is taking his rest.
(Many people assume that Heck cattle are...
NaturPark Bayerischer Wald: A Heck bull is taking his rest. (Many people assume that Heck cattle are indeed, Aurochs, but are they?)
Nicolò CANEPARO
A painting by Heinrich Harder showing an aurochs fighting off a Eurasian Wolf pack.
A painting by Heinrich Harder showing an aurochs fighting off a Eurasian Wolf pack.
Heinrich Harder (1858-1935)

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