A bit of history

There  are two places where you can see bison at Zachodniopomorskie county . We have the show enclosure at Miroslawiec and wild living herd near Walcz . Show enclosure in Walcz  is run by Wlinski National Park. Free living herd , which we call Zachodniopomrskie herd , was created by professor Ryszard Graczyk - head of zoology department University of Agriculture in Poznan . The last counting in February 2007 showed 40 bison .

Under the project to increase the variety of  genes' potential we brought 8 bison's to acclimatizing enclosure in Miroslawiec and released  them on June 2006 .

The statistic of new born is of concern  . Between  years 2003 - 2005 only 9 bison's were born and only 2 females among them - one probably died . So within 3 years we have only one female for reproduction . So we know that only 8 cows from whole herd attempt reproduction . The average age of population is rising and reproduction index is falling .
The herd of Zachodniopomrskie is frequently being observed in forests of Betyn , Nieradz , Hanki and Toporzyk as well as on open fields of Piecnik , Prochnowo , Hanki and Marcinkowice .

Single animals , mostly males , take longer trips. In 2004 one male died from being shoot 35 km from main herd. In 2006 male Podziw died as a result of being hit by a car  150 km from the  herd , next one died in trap in 2007 near Wierzchowo .