Monday, October 17, 2011

New home for European bison.

European bison - is heaviest surviving land animal in Europe. When last vast expands of wild forests were destroyed as a result of expanding civilization, these bisons survived by pure chance in several nurseries and zoos, where they are sucessfully bred. Now, it is believed that only Russia has large enough forests suitable for long term conservation of these species in the wild. Currently the bisons are being reintroduced in Orlovsky, Kaluzhsky and Bryansky regions. In national park Orlovskoe Polesye and in nature reserve Kaluzhskie Zaseki tens of bison cubs already were born in the wild. And today four new residents arrived from Okski nursery to nature reserve Bryaskiy Les.

Originally posted by at Зубриное новоселье заповеднике "Брянский лес".