Presentation on theme: "Unfortunately, these wisents became victims of the Great War, they were killed for their meat, and in 1921 only one wild wisent remained. Photo E.Dusher."— Presentation transcript:
Unfortunately, these wisents became victims of the Great War, they were killed for their meat, and in 1921 only one wild wisent remained. Photo E.Dusher
In 1923, a polish scientist imagined a schedule to save the species, with animals living in zoos. The project was widely adopted and in 1929, wisents returned to the Bialowieza Forest The project was widely adopted and in 1929, wisents returned to the Bialowieza Forest. They grew in numbers, but in 1953 a severe illness reminded scientists that they should send some animals away to preserve the race. Photo E.Dusher
It took them a long time to find a wide wild space with forests in Europe. A place was found in France, in Margeride, North of Lozere and the first wisents arrived in 1991, 6 males and 3 females brought all the way from Bialowieza by truck. Ste Eulalie welcomed a second team of younger wisents in 1992, and since then they breed quite happily. Photo E.Dusher
You may visit Ste Eulalie reserve, but only in a horse carriage, the smell of the horse hides the human one. Photo E.Dusher
This is very nice, and in winter you may do it in a sledge! Realised by College Prive Mixte
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