A baby bison has been born in the UK for the first time in millennia as part of a groundbreaking rewilding project.
The happy surprise was discovered by rangers carrying out checks on a herd of bison in West Blean and Thornden Woods, near Canterbury this month.
The calf’s mother and two other female bison were released into the woodland back in July as part of a wilding initiative between Kent Wildlife Trust and Wildwood Trust, to combat the climate and biodiversity crises.
Bison conceal their pregnancies to avoid being hunted by predators and rangers were unaware of the impending arrival at the time.
“When the bison took their first steps into the wild just weeks ago, it was hard to imagine that anything could come close to the elation we felt in that moment,” Mark Habben, Director of Zoo Operations at the Wildwood Trust says.
Read how bison help biodiversity and more about this exciting news at: https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/10/21/wild-baby-bison-born-in-the-uk-for-first-time-in-thousands-of-years-after-surprise-pregnan