Where Did Cows Originate from?


Cows (a general term for domesticated male and female Aurochs) originated from the Indian subcontinent approximately 700,000 years ago. Domestication of the Aurochs began around 8000-5000 BC in Persia. The oldest remains of cattle were discovered in Germany and date back to 275,000 years.
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Modern day cows originated from either one of two species of cattle, bos taurus, which gave way to most of the cattle breeds known today, and bos indicus, which originated in India and developed into the well known zebu. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle
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