Definition of aurochs
: an extinct large long-horned wild ox (Bos primigenius) of Europe that is the ancestor of domestic cattle
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Horses, aurochs (ancient bison), woolly mammoths and rhinoceroses were also around.
Goderie now has about 500 animals at various stages of becoming modern-day aurochs.
The aurochs, like the one found on the limestone slab, is a common theme in Aurignacian art, including at Chauvet Cave, which contains the oldest known figurative art in the world.
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