Written by Martin S. Nowak Monday, 11 June 2007 17:00
Almost 400 years ago in the forests of central Poland an ancient creature disappeared forever from the face of the earth. The aurochs (Polish: tur) was the ancestor of all modern European cattle breeds-Jersey, Guernsey, Hereford, Angus. This was the legendary bull painted by the Neanderthals on their cave walls. At one time the aurochs lived in most of Europe and Central Asia and in parts of India and North Africa.