Wild BISON return to UK for 1st time in thousands of years as 1-ton beasts are reintroduced to Kent woodlands

WILD bison have returned to Britain’s landscapes for the first time in thousands of years as part of a major project to restore nature. Three European bison were set free into woodland near Canterbury, Kent, on Monday. PABison are back after thousands of years[/caption] Experts are hoping the trio will help tackle nature and climate crises. Their natural grazing, felling trees, eating bark and taking dust baths will restore things and create new spaces for other wildlife. The herd will soon have other wildlife companions too, including Exmoor ponies, Iron Age pigs and Longhorn cattle. European bison were chosen because it’s the closest living relative to the ancient steppe bison that would have once roamed Britain and naturally managed the area. Read more about wildlife heartbreaking Countryfile fans ‘appalled’ as endangered animals POISONED in wildlife crime YOU’RE HAVIN’ A GIRAFFE Wildlife fans forced to do a double-take over ‘two-headed’ giraffe The breed is Europe’s largest land mammal. Bison’s like to strip back trees and rub off bark, which creates an ideal area for insects and fungi, allowing plant species to thrive. Their fur also comes in useful, with birds collecting it to build nests. The herd will be made up of…

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Wild BISON return to UK for 1st time in thousands of years as 1-ton beasts are reintroduced to Kent woodlands

Updated: July 18, 2022 — 10:26 am