[caption id="attachment_82500" align="aligncenter" width="616"] Female bison to return to the wild In Romania[/caption]Female bison to return to the wild
Two rare bison that were raised in captivity have been returned to the forests in Romania. They were raised in Fota Wildlife Park, and the park is making this move in order to help save the animal that is nearly extinct. The bison are females and only two of six that have been raised in the park area. The animals have been tracked via a collar since they were brought to the Vanatori Neamt Nature Park.
The park is situated in the Carpathian Mountains. It is one of the largest, unspoiled regions of the world which makes it easier for endangered species to survive. The Carpathians span six countries, including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. The female bison have been living with a herd of European bison while at the park. That flock was brought from captivity from three different countries including Switzerland, Sweden and Germany.
This park works in conjunction with other parks in the United Kingdom to help sustain the animals. Those parks include Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland, Port Lympne, Inverness, Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent and the Aspinall Foundation. They work on various projects together in order to save the endangered wildlife. Other endangered species of various types are helped by these projects as well. The reports do not state the types of animals that have been in refuge in these parks over the years.
Fota Wildlife Park Director, Sean McKeowen said that employees at the park were happy to be a part of the project. He is happy to see that the two of the female bison that were raised in their park will soon help repopulate the animal population in Romania where this rare bison was once extinct. The park first sent a bison back to the wild in 2008 in Bialowieza National Park. That park is in Poland and the repopulation effort appears to have worked in that case, as descendants of those animals are now roaming the area. It is a satisfying job that, although the results are slow in coming, helps create new life to a region that has seen the loss of many great animals.