A bull from the breed, Heck Cattle, suspected remnants of the Nazi's efforts to recreate the extinct Auroch breed.
Heck cattle are a hardy breed of domestic cattle. These cattle are the result of an attempt to breed back the extinct aurochs from modern aurochs-derived cattle in the 1920s and 1930s.
Heck Cattle, an attempt to reverse breed the extinct aurochs
Derek Gow had to thin herd of Heck cattle – linked to extinct European wild ox – because they were too aggressive
Oostvaardersplassen. Heck cattle
A herd of cattle descended from cows bred by two Nazi zoologists to recreate the extinct Auroch of Teutonic legend proved too wild for Derek Gow—who was forced to cull the ‘lunatics.’
Heck cattle, winter
Farmer Gow with His Heck cattle.