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.

The Nazi bred Auroch Bull size comparison. The Auroch was a type of ancient bull that went extinct - and the Nazi's tried to bring it back via selective breeding programs. It is also called the Nazi Apis Bull.

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

All cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals that were domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some years ago, according to a new genetic study.

Heck cattle

Hitler's plan to bring back historic beasts from the dead... to hunt

Heck cattle in Neandertal, Germany. This image is from Hitler's Jurassic Monsters.

"Heck" cattle. Developed in the 30's by Nazi scientists. Weird but true.

Murderous herd of hellish Nazi 'Heck' cows slaughtered by farmer over safety fears

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

Devon farmer forced to offload aggressive Nazi-bred ‘super cows’

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.’

‘Nazi Cows’ Tried to Kill British Farmer

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.

Farmer Gow with His 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.

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