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Benh Zeitlin, the co-writer and director of Beasts of the Southern Wild, was inspired by the renderings of aurochs in the Lascaux Caves.

One of the rooms in the caves, called the Great Hall of the Bulls, is dominated by four giant depictions of aurochs (the wild ancestor to cattle). One of the auroch drawings is 17 ft (5.2 m) long- the largest animal discovered so far in cave art.

auroch drawing, Lascaux Caves, photo: Peter80