Eurasian Aurochs

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Limousin (cattle) - History - Origin
... One of the megafuana that survived until the 17th century was the aurochs, the distant ancestor of modern cattle ... be 17,300 years old of many figures, including aurochs, were discovered in 1940 in Lascaux in the Dordogne region of south-western France ... Because of their appearance, the aurochs depicted in the paintings were believed to have been the immediate ancestors of Limousins ...

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