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Wisent - The "european buffalo" The wisent is another species that only could survive in captivity and is dependent on systematic breeding to be preserved. Bison bonasus,Bovidae,European bison or wisent,Geotagged,Germany,Ruminantia,bison bonasus,wisent Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Wisent - The "european buffalo"

The wisent is another species that only could survive in captivity and is dependent on systematic breeding to be preserved.

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  1. And yet again a specie introduction, keep up the good work! Posted 7 years ago
  2. It is great to know that the species has been preserved, and has in some locales been returned to the wild. I truly hope that sufficient habitat is preserved, so that the re-introduced populations can grow. Posted 7 years ago
  3. @Ferdy: I'll do my very best... ;-)

    @Tom Reichner: I'm not really sure whether wisents have been returned to living in the wild - do you know about any succesful projects? This one here has been captured in a wildlife resort anyway.
    Posted 7 years ago
  4. According to Wikipedia: Beginning in 1951, European bison have been reintroduced into the wild, including some areas where they were never found wild. Free-ranging herds are currently found in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, and Germany, and in forest preserves in the Western Caucasus.
    I am planning on trying to see the ones in Germany as they are only a few hours from where I live. It would be wonderful to see some living free!
    Posted 3 years ago

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The European bison , also known as wisent or the European wood bison, is a Eurasian species of bison. It is the heaviest surviving wild land animal in Europe; a typical European bison is about 2.1 to 3.5 m long, not counting a tail of 30 to 60 cm long, and 1.6 to 2 m tall. Weight typically can range from 300 to 920 kg , with an occasional big bull to 1,000 kg or more. On average, it is slightly lighter in body mass and yet taller at the shoulder than the American bison . Compared to the American.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Oct 4, 2012. Captured Sep 29, 2012 14:00 in K213, 31832 Springe, Germany.
  • D50
  • f/4.5
  • 10/200s
  • ISO800
  • 155mm