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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Bison. Photo: Leo Linnartz
March 18, 2008

Arrival of 3 more wisents at Kraansvlak

This morning, 18 March 2008, again three wild wisents from Poland were successfully released in Dutch nature. The area where the wisents are allowed to live, within dune area
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Bison in the Kraansvlak dune area 2008. Photo: Leo Linnartz
February 14, 2008

Wisents in good winter condition

The three wisents that arrived at Kraansvlak last year have become entirely accustomed to their new environment. They have explored the area to the farthest corners and feel
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Bison in the Kraansvlak dune area 2009. Photo: Leo Linnartz
August 1, 2007

Hurrah: a calf is born

From Poland we heard the good news that our pregnant bison cow had given birth to a healthy calf. Their Polish care takers were not yet able to tell if it is a male or female calf.
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Bison observation point. Photo: Leo Linnartz
June 5, 2007

Wisents spotted on 1001-species-day

Every year a 1001-species-day is held in many nature reserves. Guides and experts are present to help the visitors spot as many species as possible. This year also the viewpoint
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Opening Bison observation point. Photo: Leo Linnartz
May 15, 2007

Viewpoint wisents officially opened

With the coming of three wisents (on 24 April) to our natural area the Kraansvlak, the Netherlands has got a new challenge: trying to catch a glimpse of the wisents. That is why we
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