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European bison were hunted to extinction in the wild

.. with the last wild animals being shot in the Białowieża Forest in Eastern Poland in 1919 and in the Western Caucasus in 1927, but have since been reintroduced from captivity into several countries in Europe, all descendants of the Białowieża or lowland European bison.

They are now forest-dwelling.

They have few predators (besides humans), with only scattered reports from the 19th century of wolf and bear predation...


Source: European bison
Author: Wikipedia

Link: 'Straight Out of a Western Film' - European Bison Return to Wild in Germany

Date: 2012-12-27

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