A bull from the breed, Heck Cattle, suspected remnants of the Nazi's efforts to recreate the extinct Auroch breed.

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 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

Heck cattle

Derek Gow had to thin herd of Heck cattle – linked to extinct European wild ox – because they were too aggressive

Derek Gow had to thin herd of Heck cattle – linked to extinct European wild ox – because they were too aggressive

Oostvaardersplassen. Heck cattle

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.’

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

Heck cattle

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