Giant cattle to be bred back from extinction
image: courtesy of Outsider Inside Estonia
The article keeps asking why anyone would want to bring back a cow with the size and temper of a rhinoceros. A part of me understands, what practical use is an extinct animal to us, anyway? But really, most of me is all, "What? Why WOUDN'T you want to bring back a giant extinct mammal?"
It's interesting that these particular scientists are sticking with practically the same methods that the Nazis used - they're just doing back breeding with similar breeds of cattle. The only modern addition to their technique seems to be that they've mapped the auroch's DNA.
Though personally I'd vote for something more sexy. Like a Paraceratherium .