The Auroch is the European bison which died out in the 1600s. Their shape is recognisable in the  drawings in  the cave in Niaux and others. They were aggressive, often revered and the prehistoric people did not eat them.

A zoologist in Germany tried to recreate the breed using other similar breeds. This was part of a hankering for the past, and as part of the Nazi vision.

Jon Ronson has made a programme about reviving the Auroch

This is not an Auroch, but a bison at Porte Lympe Zoo Park in Kent.


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