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  •  Wisents are not extinct. (3+ / 0-)
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    They are the European bison, Bison bonasus. For a while there were only a few survivors in zoos, but now there are herds in forests in several eastern European countries.

    The extinct wild ox of Europe was the aurochs, Bos primigenius, considered the ancestor of domestic cattle.

    Cogito, ergo Democrata.

    by Ahianne on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 09:25:48 PM PDT

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