Wild bison are to return to the UK for the first time in 6,000 years, with the release of a small herd in Kent planned for spring 2022.
The £1m project to reintroduce the animals will help secure the future of an endangered species. But they will also naturally regenerate a former pine wood plantation by killing off trees. This creates a healthy mix of woodland, scrub and glades, boosting insect, bird and plant life.
During the initial release, one male and three females will be set free. Natural breeding will increase the size of the herd, with one calf per year the norm for each female. The bison will come from the Netherlands or Poland, where releases have been successful and safe.
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Lots of coming and going in the garden last night , here are a just a few of our visitors…..
The mini woods @ the meadow The landscaping has started at the hide , phase one is the creation of a mini wildlife woods , and when I say mini that’s exactly what it will be . There is an existing boundary of mature trees to the left of the hide, probably no more than […]
Photos by Graham Stewart