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Bos (oxen and true cattle)

Wikipedia Abstract

Bos (from Latin bōs: cow, ox, bull) is the genus of wild and domestic cattle. Bos can be divided into four subgenera: Bos, Bibos, Novibos, and Poephagus, but these divisions are controversial. The genus has five extant species. However, this may rise to seven if the domesticated varieties are counted as separate species, and nine if the closely related genus Bison is also included.Most modern breeds of domesticated cattle are believed to have originated from the extinct aurochs.
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Bos frontalis (gaur) (Attributes)
Bos grunniens (yak) (Attributes)
Bos javanicus (banteng) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Bos sauveli (kouprey) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Bos taurus (cow) (Attributes)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanical Garden
Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez
Utica Zoo
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana

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