Starlings help Dutch cattle, videos


This video shows wild Heck cattle, with new-born calves, in Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Heck cattle are an attempt to recreate prehistoric European wild cattle, from before domestication. Not everyone agrees how close Heck cattle are to that aim.

The video shows the mammals attract flocks of starlings.

This video shows even more starlings with the cattle. Like they do with Oostvaardersplassen konik horses,the starlings help the cattle to get rid of insect parasites.

The videos are by Walter Debloudts.

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