An enormous herd of bison, described by scientists as the largest they have ever seen, has been spotted in the Białowieża forest in eastern Poland.
A bison was shot dead in a forest in north-western Poland, the fifth such incident in the West Pomeranian province in the last five months, a wildlife group has reported.
In 1939 it is thought that only 37 bison remained in the whole of Poland. Thanks to long-term conservation efforts, this number has grown closer to 1,900.
The ancient remains consisting of the front part of the skull and both horns measuring 90cm were found by workers on the future Bródno metro.
TFN’s Nick Westerby takes a virtual stroll through Poland’s countryside to find out more about the country’s 35,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants and fungi.
The Augustów herd, one of Poland’s youngest, is on the rise and flourishing.
New publications and scientific conferences are part of the activities planned by the Białowieża National Park in 2019 to mark the 90th anniversary of the reintroduction of European bison to the Białowieża Forest, in northeastern Poland.
A new bison enclosure is being built in eastern Poland to showcase the animals.