Image Number: 1261168

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.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theria
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Bison
Subject: Bison bonasus Linnaeus, 1758
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Monday, June 7, 2004
Image last updated:
Wednesday, May 4, 2011