Photos: Project reintroducing bison to Europe

Photos: Project reintroducing bison to Europe

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BAD BERLEBURG, GERMANY - MAY 05: A European bison bull chases another at the Rothaargebirge mountain on May 5, 2014 near Bad Berleburg, Germany. The herd is a project of Wisent Welt Wittgenstein, a government-funded initiative which last year released the herd in an effort to restock the bison in the wild. European bison were once plentiful across Europe and Russia, though their numbers were decimated to near extinction by hunting and habitat encroachment. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

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Posted on May 6, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 3:36 PM

The herd is a project of Wisent Welt Wittgenstein, a government-funded initiative which last year released the herd in an effort to restock the bison in the wild. European bison were once plentiful across Europe and Russia, though their numbers were decimated to near extinction by hunting and habitat encroachment.

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