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Wisent Welt Wittgenstein, © Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler

Dis­cov­er­ing the European Bison at Rothaarsteig

The Sie­gen-Wit­tgen­stein-mis­sion: I had to find the gentle Gi­ants Faye, Horno, Quelle and Quirly - the very spe­cial an­im­als, who live in the re­gion.

The European bison, bet­ter known as the Wis­ent, has re­claimed its po­s­i­tion in the Wit­tgen­stein forests. These mam­mals roamed this area of Ger­many, un­til hu­man in­ter­ven­tion lead to their de­mise.

Today, hu­man in­ter­ven­tion cre­ated a new area for the wis­ent to live and thrive in. In 2013, a herd of 8 bisons was re­leased in the Wis­ent Wildernis at Rothaarsteig. Today, the num­bers of bisons in the area is in­creas­ing and tour­ists can take a chance to spot them in the wild. I went for a hike at Rothaarsteig and saw them with my own eyes!

Read more about the So­cial Trav­el­er in Sie­gen-Wit­tgen­stein.

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    Bulle Horno und Jungkuh Quelle in der „Wisent-Wildnis am Rothaarsteig“, © Wisent Welt Wittgenstein
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    Wisent Welt Wittgenstein, © Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler
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    Die Herde der Wisent-Wildnis, © Wisent Welt Wittgenstein
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    Wisent Welt Wittgenstein, © Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler

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