lovenature:  European Bison In Europe’s wild east, conservationists reintroduced the iconic European bison to Poland’s Białowieża Forest in ...

lovenature: European Bison In Europe’s wild east, conservationists reintroduced the iconic European bison to Poland’s Białowieża Forest in ...

European bison in the Rothaar Mountains, Germany (Photo: Wisent-Welt-Wittgenstein)

European bison in the Rothaar Mountains, Germany (Photo: Wisent-Welt-Wittgenstein)

The Białowieża Forest (Puszcza Białowieska) is thought to be the last remaining intact primeval forest in Europe. The forest is home to around 800 wisent (żubr in Polish), which is a protected species of European bison. You can watch them in their natural environment.

The Białowieża Forest (Puszcza Białowieska) is thought to be the last remaining intact primeval forest in Europe. The forest is home to around 800 wisent (żubr in Polish), which is a protected species of European bison. You can watch them in their natural environment.

The European bison (Bison bonasus), or 'wisent', is similar in appearance to its North American relative. Bison in the Bialowieza Forest in Poland have traditionally been fed hay in the winter for centuries, and vast herds may gather around this diet supplement.

The European bison (Bison bonasus), or 'wisent', is similar in appearance to its North American relative. Bison in the Bialowieza Forest in Poland have traditionally been fed hay in the winter for centuries, and vast herds may gather around this diet supplement.

Tall, dark and handsome: the European bison by Wild Wonders of Europe

Tall, dark and handsome: the European bison by Wild Wonders of Europe

Week in wildlife: European bison (Bison bonasus) Bialowieza forest, Poland

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Week in wildlife: European bison (Bison bonasus) Bialowieza forest, Poland

Wild Bison return to Europe after a century » "Rewilding" movement spreads across the continent.

Wild Bison return to Europe after a century » "Rewilding" movement spreads across the continent.

European bison

European bison

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