A German prince will open the gates of an enclosure on his 30,000 acre property and let loose a small herd of European bison, marking the first time that the animal will roam free in Europe for about 300 years.
The bison, called wisents are similar to their American counterpart. Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg will work with a group of scientists to track the herd and try to make sure they don’t cause damage to farms or local cows.
The small herd consists of a bull, five cows and two claves. Their hope is that the herd will expand and split in two.