A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

All the left bank of the river Oka is covered with a dense forest. In the 60s of the XIXth century one Russian professor Kaufman took notice of a strange transitional nature in this place. And now this is the only Russian nature reserve for aurochs.

A Trip To Aurochs

A walk to aurochs is possible only with a guide that watches you all the time and tells the history of zapovednik.

A Trip To Aurochs

A happy pair of aurochs. The male one is really huge.

A Trip To Aurochs

Aurochs and bisons so resemble each other that one could not distinguish them.

A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

This nature reserve exists about a half of a century, but only water supply was built and nothing else.

A Trip To Aurochs

While aurochs need some water to stand such hot weather.

A Trip To Aurochs

The place of their habitation.

A Trip To Aurochs

Aurochs are the heaviest and the biggest land mammals in all European continent. Their length is about 330 cm and weight is about 1 ton.

A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

Aurochs` hair is brown, but young calves have reddish hair.

A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

In 1,5 hour after the birth a calf follows its mother, in 19-22 days it starts to eat grass.

A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

Distinctions between aurochs and American bisons are not substantial. Aurochs have higher humps, longer horns and tails.

A Trip To Aurochs

An acrobatic etude.

A Trip To Aurochs

A Trip To Aurochs

An auroch`s head is rather short but with a long beard.

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13 thoughts on “A Trip To Aurochs”

    • Well, at least the European buffalo is not extinct, as is the American buffalo… So the European may be superior, because he was as hunted as the American, and HE did not extinct!

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  1. This is not an auroch. aurochs looked more like modern cattle only bigger with longer horns. aurochs are extinct now anyway. this is a european bison.

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  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_bison

    “It is not to be confused with the aurochs, the extinct ancestor of domestic cattle.”

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  3. Yes, They are not exactly the same as the American Bison, but relaties. No much wild ones left as i know, but very fachinating animals.

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