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.

Wisent/European bison - The European bison, also known as wisent, or the European wood bison, is the Eurasian species of bison. European bison were hunted to extinction in the wild in 1919 and in the Western Caucasus in 1927, but have since been reintroduced from captivity into several countries in Europe. They are now forest-dwelling. They have few predators (besides humans), with only scattered reports from the 19th century of wolf and bear predation.

Wisent/European bison - The European bison, also known as wisent, or the European wood bison, is the Eurasian species of bison. European bison were hunted to extinction in the wild in 1919 and in the Western Caucasus in 1927, but have since been reintroduced from captivity into several countries in Europe. They are now forest-dwelling. They have few predators (besides humans), with only scattered reports from the 19th century of wolf and bear predation.

photo: *** photographer: Adam B european bison at liberty, near Sokolka (Poland), sunrise 06.01.11 -

photo: *** photographer: Adam B european bison at liberty, near Sokolka (Poland), sunrise 06.01.11 -

European Bison I had never heard of this close relative of the American Bison until today. Check this out, too: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/prince-to-reintroduce-european-bison-to-germany-a-874387.html

European Bison I had never heard of this close relative of the American Bison until today. Check this out, too: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/prince-to-reintroduce-european-bison-to-germany-a-874387.html

coffeentrees:  Photo by @stefanounterthiner. The iconic and endangered European bison, Bialowieza, Poland. Image taken on assignment for #wildwondersofeurope and the story about this project published in @Natalie Jost Brewer Magazine in May 2010. @thephotosociety by natgeo

coffeentrees: Photo by @stefanounterthiner. The iconic and endangered European bison, Bialowieza, Poland. Image taken on assignment for #wildwondersofeurope and the story about this project published in @Natalie Jost Brewer Magazine in May 2010. @thephotosociety by natgeo

The last wisents (European bison) living in the wild in the forest of Bialowieza were killed by hungry soldiers during the Russian Revolution and World War 1.

The last wisents (European bison) living in the wild in the forest of Bialowieza were killed by hungry soldiers during the Russian Revolution and World War 1.

I Am Buffalo. I come forward representing the West. This direction is the way of healing, intuition, communication and strength of will. We Stand with our Mother Earth. We honor Her Summer Equinox and give of our Spirits. Spirit-Animal.com.

I Am Buffalo. I come forward representing the West. This direction is the way of healing, intuition, communication and strength of will. We Stand with our Mother Earth. We honor Her Summer Equinox and give of our Spirits. Spirit-Animal.com.

The European bison (Bison bonasus), or 'wisent', is similar in appearance to its North American relative (Bison bison). Although smaller in size, it has the characteristic thickset body shape with...

The European bison (Bison bonasus), or 'wisent', is similar in appearance to its North American relative (Bison bison). Although smaller in size, it has the characteristic thickset body shape with...

North American Bison | ... bison bonasus or european bison is larger than the american bison it

North American Bison | ... bison bonasus or european bison is larger than the american bison it

See European Bison In Białowieża Forest // POLAND HIGHLIGHTS  It's hard to believe that #Europe's heaviest land animal almost went extinct in the olden days. Today, 800 European #Bison roam the primeval #Białowieża #Forest, also a #UNESCO World Heritage Site as of 2014. Since the forest is a natural border dividing Poland and Belarus, avid adventurers can enjoy developed #hiking and #cycling trails on both sides or cut through. Discover more adventures in #Poland: bit.ly/PolishAdventures

See European Bison In Białowieża Forest // POLAND HIGHLIGHTS It's hard to believe that #Europe's heaviest land animal almost went extinct in the olden days. Today, 800 European #Bison roam the primeval #Białowieża #Forest, also a #UNESCO World Heritage Site as of 2014. Since the forest is a natural border dividing Poland and Belarus, avid adventurers can enjoy developed #hiking and #cycling trails on both sides or cut through. Discover more adventures in #Poland: bit.ly/PolishAdventures

Aurochs (Zubr). Moscow region. Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Biosphere Reserve Russia

Aurochs (Zubr). Moscow region. Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Biosphere Reserve Russia

Żubr (European bison), the king of Białowieża Forest.

Żubr (European bison), the king of Białowieża Forest.

Hunted to extinction in the early 1900s, there are now 3,000 European bison in the wild.

Once-obliviated European bison returns to its home on the range

Hunted to extinction in the early 1900s, there are now 3,000 European bison in the wild.

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