Cow escapes pen to live wild with herd of bison in Poland

January 26, 2018 by  
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A domesticated cow in Poland seems to have decided it didn’t want to be so domesticated anymore. The animal escaped from its pen on a farm last fall and was then spotted by naturalists hanging out with a herd of around 50 bison near the Bialowieza Forest – and it seems to have stayed with them for several months now. Bison expert Rafal Kowalczyk told The Associated Press he’s never seen a cow living with bison before this. The adventurous cow in Poland picked freedom and left a farm, heading to roam with wild bison instead. The BBC said ornithologist Adam Zbyryt spotted the cow first, telling Polish news outlet TVN24 in a November piece, “It’s not unusual to see bison near the Bialowieza Forest, but one animal caught my eye. It was a completely different light-brown shade from the rest of the herd. Bison are chestnut or dark brown.” With binoculars, he was able to see this animal was, in fact, a Limousin cow. She looked healthy, and TVN24 said it seemed the herd had fully accepted her. Related: Wild bison return to Canada’s Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.11’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); A krowa uciekinierka ma się dobrze w stadzie żubrów, Już prawie 3 miesiące na gigancie! (Puszcza Białowieska,… Posted by Rafa? Kowalczyk on  Friday, January 19, 2018 Naturalists figured the cow would meander back to its pasture when winter really came on. But the animal has been with the herd for around three months now. Kowalczyk, director of the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Mammal Research Institute, spotted her recently, and she still seemed healthy. She’s been glimpsed on the edges of the herd; Kowalczyk told TVN24, “She is not very integrated with the group, as bison act like one organism and she stands out.” But the presence of the herd could have kept her safe from wolves throughout the winter. The cow’s wild adventure will likely need to end before spring. Right now, she’s too young to breed, but if she mated, she could die during birth because the hybrid calf would be so large. The offspring could also contaminate the endangered bison population with hybrids, so the cow will probably need to be recaptured. Via the BBC , The Associated Press , and TVN24 ( 1 , 2 ) Images courtesy of Rafal Kowalczyk and via Wikimedia Commons

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Wild bison return to Canada’s Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years

February 9, 2017 by  
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Wild bison are coming home to Canada’s Banff National Park for the first time in roughly 140 years. Although bison were common sights in the Canadian landscape with a population that numbered in the millions in the early 1800s, these huge and herbivorous mammals nearly disappeared by the end of the 19th century as a result of hunting. Now 16 bison are back at Banff as part of a carefully planned conservation effort to re-establish the species within the area’s ecosystem. With any luck, the herd’s numbers will be growing soon: many of the transferred bisons are pregnant.

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Yellowstone National Park to Kill up to 900 Bison This Winter

September 17, 2014 by  
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Yellowstone National Park just annoucned plans to kill up to 900 bison this winter in an effort to control the size of the park’s herd. Any animals that stray from the park over the winter months will be killed in what could be the largest cull of the US’ last free-ranging pure-bred bison in seven years. Currently, Yellowstone ‘s bison population is estimated at 4,900, and the park hopes to reduce this number to 4,000. Read the rest of Yellowstone National Park to Kill up to 900 Bison This Winter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American Indian traditional hunting , animal cull , Bison , buffalo , herbivores , hunting , Idaho , montana , national park management , population control , traditional food sources , wild animals , wyoming , yellowstone national park

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Native American Tribe Wants Permission to Hunt Bison in Yellowstone Park

April 3, 2014 by  
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Tribal leaders of the Native American Nez Perce tribe have asked to revive the practice of hunting bison within Yellowstone National Park . Subsistence hunting in the 18th and 19th century almost drove the species to extinction, but today remnants of the once great population live within the national park that spans Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and it is illegal to hunt them. Read the rest of Native American Tribe Wants Permission to Hunt Bison in Yellowstone Park Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bison , Bison Hunting , hunting bison , National Park Service , native american , Native American Idaho tribe , Native American Nez Perce tribe , Nex Perce , subsistence hunting , traditional bison hunt , yellowstone , Yellowstone bison , yellowstone national park        

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PTW Architects Unveil Glittering Gold Brazzaville Stadium Design for the 2015 All-Africa Games

April 3, 2014 by  
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Australian architectural firm PTW Architects designed a glistening golden stadium for the upcoming 2015 All-Africa Games taking place in Republic of the Congo. Congruent with its brassy exterior, the Brazzaville stadium will be built with ultra-modern sports facilities along with quite a few ecological features. According to the architects, the shiny golden facade of the stadium was inspired by the “sun’s rays, as a symbolic interpretation of the longevity of the games and the excitement and colour that competition brings to the African countries participating in the event.” Read the rest of PTW Architects Unveil Glittering Gold Brazzaville Stadium Design for the 2015 All-Africa Games Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 , All African Games , Architecture , Brazzaville Stadium , Democratic Republic of Congo , golden stadium , modern stadium design , ptw architects , sports facilities in africa , stadium design , urban architecture        

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The InVaso Self-Watering Sponge Pot is Great for Forgetful Gardeners

March 7, 2013 by  
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Even the most dedicated green thumbs may occasionally forget to water their plants. Enter InVaso — a self-watering sponge vase created by industrial designer Stefano Claudio Bison . Made from the same kind of porous sponge that we use to clean our homes, InVaso doesn’t just contain your favorite plant, but also holds water that the plant needs to survive. Read the rest of The InVaso Self-Watering Sponge Pot is Great for Forgetful Gardeners Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: InVaso , InVaso Vase , sponge , sponge vase , Stefano Claudio Bison

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Schwartz Besnosoff & SO Architecture Unveil Plans For Jerusalem’s New Museum of Nature and Science

March 7, 2013 by  
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