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Number of European bisons in Osipovichi district increased more than 20-fold during 18 years

The number of European bisons in Osipovichi district has increased more than 20-fold during 18 years, the State Inspection of Flora and Fauna Protection under the president of the Republic of Belarus informed.

According to the source thelargest micro-population of European bisons (462) lives in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The second in number (308) lives in Osipovichi. It takes its beginning in 1997 when 15 bisons were brought there from Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park. Thanks to the favourable conditions the population has increased from 15 to 114 bisons within 15 years. "Osipovichi boasts of the least loses from poaching, diseases and other reasons of distemper", the source stressed.  One can also see 20 bisons at Mogilev zoological garden.

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