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Last Updated: Monday, 16 May, 2005, 11:53 GMT 12:53 UK
Native cattle opening up forest
A rare breed of cattle is being introduced to Sherwood Forest in an attempt to stop the open spaces disappearing in undergrowth.

Visitors will be able to see two herds of longhorns occupy enclosures near the Major Oak.

The beasts, used because they are heavy enough to trample down the undergrowth, are being introduced as part of a conservation project.

It is hoped they will open up grazing which has disappeared in recent years.




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