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    Scientists close to bringing back extinct Aurochs

    How far can this go? Will other animals be brought back. I've never heard of this animal before. Very interesting.

    Scientists edge closer to bringing back from the dead the fabled aurochs, giant wild cattle that once roamed Europe's forests




    Nick Squires, rome
    29 DECEMBER 2016

    Its curved horns, huge bulk and irascible temperament made it a formidable foe for prehistoric hunters, but scientists are edging closer to a long-held dream of bringing back from extinction one of Europe’s most impressive beasts – the aurochs.

    The creature, the ancestor of modern cattle, once roamed tangled forests and sodden marshlands from Britain to the Balkans and beyond to Asia and North Africa. But it disappeared from the British Isles in the Iron Age and was driven to extinction in the rest of Europe by the 17th century, with the last specimen dying in the Jaktorow Forest in Poland in 1627.

    Now researchers are working to bring it back to life through a process known as back-breeding, which entails selectively mating existing breeds of “primitive” cattle which retain much of the ancient aurochs’ DNA.

    Scientists edge closer to bringing back from the dead the fabled aurochs, giant wild cattle that once roamed Europe's forests

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    Good news !
    Let me get my BBQ grill ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    I've never heard of this animal before.
    I thought it was that new newsbot that came on board a month or two ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Good news !
    Let me get my BBQ grill ready




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    Their over on TV a total loada Aurocks

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