European bison, Bison bonasus  (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) - 1261167

European bison
Bison bonasus Linnaeus, 1758

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Adult females ranging from 300-540 kg and adult males from 400-920 kg. Bison is the symbol of nature conservation in Poland. Early in the 1900s, the last European bison in the wild was killed by a poacher. A captive breeding program was instituted with zoo animals. In the 1950s, the first animals were rereleased into the wild. Poland.
Image type: Field
Image location: Poland

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Name: Gil Wojciech
Organization: Polish Forest Research Institute
Country: Poland

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Image Number: 1261167

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Image uploaded on Monday, June 07, 2004
Image Information last updated on Friday, May 06, 2011