(Red Orbit) The Nazis of Interwar Germany may be mostly dead and gone now. But one thing still remains: their cows – and they are pissed.
In a plan that sounds like it came from a Nazi brain, German scientists in the 1920s and 1930s tried to reverse engineer the ancient wild ancestor of today's cattle: aurochs. By selectively breeding cattle, the Nazi scientists hoped to develop a bovine that looked and acted like aurochs.
The modern by-products of this unsuccessful breeding are Heck cattle. Smaller and beefier, Heck cattle appear to have inherited the aurochs ill temper – so much so that a herd of Heck cattle in the United Kingdom recently had to be culled of all but the most docile animal
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