• Bisão Europeu
  • maio 12th, 2014
  • WISENT
    (Bison bonasus)

The Wisent was persecuted by hunting and suffered with the advance of agriculture and in 1927 the species became extinct in the wild.
Efforts to restore this species to the wild began in 1948 with the establishment of the Bison Breeding Center. Reintroductions of captive-bred individuals began in the 1950s and the herds have grown successfully; reintroductions to date have occurred in Belarus, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.