Hitler wanted to resurrect prehistoric animals so that he and his officers could use them for hunting!
It's known that the Nazis during World War II engaged in numerous scientific experiments, but not all of their projects are known by the public.
One of the lesser known experiments was that Hitler, at one point, was trying to resurrect prehistoric animals so that he and his officers could hunt them for sport.
More specifically, the project revolved around resurrecting the prehistoric animal, wild Auroch cows.
These cows are said to have been seven-foot-tall horned mammals that went extinct nine thousand years ago. Although they are referred to as 'cows,' Aurochs are incredibly hostile and would have been a challenge for any gamesman.
But Hitler didn't want to learn how to resurrect extinct animals JUST for sport. Instead, he wanted to bring back old species that had ties to the ancient Germanic civilization.
Hermann Goering, a man who supervised the project, is thought to have believed that by bringing back animals from Germany's roots, the Nazi party would be seen as something more than a New Order.