Heck cattle were back-bred to have characteristics of ancient aurochs.

Heck cattle are named for two brothers who cross- and back-bred the cattle to have aurochs-like characteristics (ancient mammals that went extinct by the 19th century). Courtesy of Staatsbosbeheer.nl.

Heck cattle were back-bred by two German brothers in the early 20th century for their aurochs-like characteristics. Heck were introduced into OVP in the 1983. Courtesy of Staatsbosbeheer.nl

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