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25% of the Earth's bison population lives in Belarus

The restoration of the population of bison in the Bialowieza Forest began exactly 70 years ago.

This is one of the rarest animals on our planet and a pride of Belarusians.

About a quarter of the planet's bison population lives in Belarus.  

The last animal living in the forest was killed in the early XX century. An attempt to revive the population was made in the 1930s.

A new farm for breeding purebred animals was organized only in 1946. Then five bison were moved to Belarus.

As of 2016, the population of these rare animals is 480.

Belarusian bison were returned to Bialowieza Forest 70 years ago