March 4, 2008

Wisents and other large grazing animals live in harmony

Most of the time they cannot be seen so close together as in this picture by ranger Wout te Boekhorst, but the picture shows that wisent and fallow deer do not shun each other. Other grazing animals, such as roe deer, occur in large numbers at Kraansvlak. Even rabbits are seen more often, recovering hesitantly from their sharp decline in numbers caused by two rabbit diseases. In the future, dune area manager PWN is planning to put out Konik horses into the area as well. This direct descendant of European wild horse will make the community of wild large grazing animals more complete.


Wisent en damhert. Foto: Wout Boekhorst