Bison in the Kraansvlak dune area 2013. Photo: Ruud Maaskant
March 19, 2013

Bison in good shape

Before the official start of spring, the annual check-up of the animals was done. Under the supervision of veterinarian Mark Hoyer, the animals were checked to see how their health
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Bison excursion. Photo: Leo Linnartz
February 14, 2013

Many visitors check out the bison

Many visitors have gone for a walk in bison territory the last few months. The last half year of 2012, more than 500 visitors have been on an excursion in Kraansvlak. Most of them
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Opening Bison trail 2012. Photo: Ruud Maaskant
November 9, 2012

Grand opening wisentenpad

The official opening of the wisentenpad took place by Mr. Johan Remkes, provincial governor Noord-Holland, and Mr. Niek Meijer, mayor of Zandvoort on Friday November 9th. About
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4 calves and 2 mothers. Photo: Ruud Maaskant
August 13, 2009

A fourth wisent calf has been born!

In the Dutch national park Zuid-Kennemerland for wisent calves were born this summer. They were the first calves to be born in the wild since in april 2007 several wisent were
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Bisoncalf 2009. Photo: Ina Roels
June 18, 2009

A third wisent calf has been born!

At the beginning of June, another wisent gave birth to a calf. The first days she was separated from the rest of the group, but after a week the young mother and her calf rejoined
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Bison calves 2009. Photo: Ruud Maaskant
May 28, 2009

Hurrah! Two new-born wisent calves!

Hurrah! This week two new wisent calves were born at the Kraansvlak area. An event unique to the Netherlands, because it is the first time that we see wild-born wisent calves here.
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Bison and cow. Photo: Linde Veldhoen
October 16, 2008

Wisent meets domestic cow

One morning, the two students who are conducting research found the wisents very near to the domestic cows in the adjacent area. The two herds were observing each other carefully,
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Magpie and bison. Photo: Leo Linnartz
July 18, 2008

Magpies as oxpeckers

Recently two magpies were seen inspecting the herd of wisents like oxpeckers and picking ticks off their furs. For almost half an hour the two birds were inspecting the six wisents
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Bison in the Kraansvlak dune area 2008. Photo: Leo Linnartz
April 3, 2008

Wisents have found each other!

Not long after their release the newly arrived wisents have joined the existing group. Forest rangers soon discovered tracks of the two groups converging on one place. Yet that
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