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 very day the animals were seen together, but it was not possible to take photos then. A few days later, however, we did succeed in taking pictures and since then the group was spotted and photographed several times.

The newcomers have become accustomed somewhat to their new surroundings and are becoming less fearful. The animals have also shown themselves to the public. From time to time they are spotted near the vantage point. Not close to the water, but on the other side. Food seems to be easily available there at the moment, for the wisents often visit this location. 


Bison in the Kraansvlak dune area 2008. Photo: Leo Linnartz