Carpathian Wisent

The Carpathian wisent (Bison bonasus hungarorum) was a subspecies of European bison that inhabited the Carpathian Mountains, Moldavia, and Transylvania. It may also have lived in modern-day Ukraine and Hungary.

It began to die out about a hundred years earlier than its very close cousin, the Caucasian wisent, probably because it lived nearer to Central Europe. The last Carpathian wisent was shot in Transylvania in 1790, and the subspecies is now entirely extinct.