Sunday, April 14, 2013
Bisons in Orlovskoye Polesye National Park.
First night I spent in Orlovskoye Polesye National Park (Национальный Парк Орловское Полесье). There, I was entrusted to feed supplement food to wild bison population. It is the most amazing feeling to be surrounded by these ancient animals. However, I had to escape to the roof of the truck from them: they are no bears, I don't know what to expect from them :)
Bisons were reintroduced to this area in 1996, and now mostly wild population is around 200 bisons. These animals gather for the supplemental food during harsh winters. Read more about this park in my earlier story here: http://shpilenok.livejournal.com/110621.html
Originally posted at http://shpilenok.livejournal.com/179780.html