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European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison

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European bison -- or Wisent, a German cousin of the American bison -- were once abundant on the territory of what is now the Czech Republic, but gradually fell victim to hunters and deforestation.
ANIMAL MAGIC: Atlantic bluefin tuna, top, and European bison.
Mission Matterhorn, View from Riffellake to Matterhorn and, inset, Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Captive, and European bison (Bison bonasus) Bialowieza forest, Poland
Influence of inbreeding on viability of European Bison in Russian breeding centers.
A European bison Montpellier snake Gary Dickinson with a Borneo Short Tailed Python An iguana is one of many reptiles housed at a secret sanctuary in Ruthin Pictures: ROBERT PARRY JONES A spider monkey
The park is run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and they have herds of red deer, European bison, wild soay sheep, wild horses and a pack of wolves.
The European bison (Bison bonasus) is one of two extant species of bison, alongside the American bison.
Perhaps going to the Caucasus Mountains was the newest experience for Iolo, as he saw numerous rare animals he hadn't come across before including European bison, Caucasian tur, wild boar and leopard.
Today, she is willing to tackle any animal and, in her role as a wildlife consultant, is helping to re-introduce the European bison to Poland.
HALF a dozen rare European bison bred in captivity in the UK and Ireland have been sent to Romania to be reintroduced into the wild.
Five percent of species were recovering because of conservation efforts, including the European bison and the black-footed ferret, found in North America.
The European bison and the wild horse of Mongolia made similar comebacks from the brink starting in the early 1990s.
Fota Wildlife Park in Cork donated four of its European bison to the Carpathian Mountains in Poland to help increase its population.
The European elk could be used to keep our wet places open, and the European bison to manage woodland pastures.
Presumably after we had re-established wolves, European bison and bears, they would all live peacefully together with the carnivores dining off the occasional rambler.
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