European bison born in Palencia (EP)

After about a millenium without them,  the animal depicted in prehistoric cave drawings, is back in Spain, with the first specimen born in the Iberian peninsula about a month ago in Palencia. The birth occurred not far from the famous caves of Altamira where, about 18,000 years ago, cave dwellers drew pictures of their hunts and the animals they chased, the bison notably among them.

Altamira bison

Cave dweller drawing of bison, ca. 16,000 BC

The european bison is nearly extinct and the new specimenis part of a group of 7 bisons brought from Poland to Spain to repopulate the hills of Cantabria where they were known to live up until the 11th century of our era.

(Click on here to read full story. Original headline: Nace un bisonte europeo en Palencia.)


3 Responses to “European bison born in Palencia (EP)”

  1. g Says:

    Is this drawing your portrait?

  2. Cecilieaux Bois de Murier Says:

    No, this is the original from the caves.

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