WWF- Russia would be releasing ten bisons into the wild in North Ossetia during August. The restoration of bisons in North Ossetia is a part of a strategy to re-introduce the animals in the country. The first six bisons arrived in Caucasus from the Oksky nature reserve (Ryazan region) today, after a 2000 km travel. The new arrivals include purebred two male and four female bisons. The animals were released into the quarantine enclosure in the "Turmonsky" nature sanctuary and would be joined by four more bisons, one male and three females, on August 9. Three out of the six released bisons were born and subsequently transferred to Russia from Sweden while the other three were born in the Ryazan region in Russia. The animals would be released in the wild next month. According to a recent study by WWF-Russia, Turmonsky reserve is amongst the largest forest areas in North Ossetia with a potential to house 300 bisons. This will be the third release of bisons in North Ossetia. Previously, eighteen bisons were released in the region during 2010 and 2012. Today’s bison release is an important and significant event for the animals and for the nature of the […]


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