What is wisent?

  • (noun): European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison.
    Synonyms: aurochs, Bison bonasus

Some articles on wisent:

Armoured Recovery Vehicle - Germany
... Bergepanzer 3 "B├╝ffel" - Leopard 2 chassis Bergepanzer Wisent - Bergepanzer 2 chassis ... Bergepanzer Wisent 2 - Leopard 2 chassis ... Successor of the Wisent ...
Carpathian Wisent
... The Carpathian wisent (Bison bonasus hungarorum) was a subspecies of European bison that inhabited the Carpathian Mountains, Moldavia, and Transylvania ... 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 ...
Caucasian Wisent - Wisent Reintroductions in The Caucasus
... In 1940, a group of wisent-American bison hybrids were released into the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve and later in 1959 in the Nalchik Forestry Game Management Unit (Kabardino-Balkariya) ... Later some pure-blood wisent of the Lowland-Caucasian breeding line were released there to form a single mixed herd together with the hybrids ...
European Bison - Etymology
... The modern English word "wisent" is borrowed from modern German Wisent ( ), which comes from Germanic *wisund (cf ... started to be used in English in the late Middle Ages, and "wisent" in the 19th century ...
Caucasian Wisent
... The Caucasian wisent (Bison bonasus caucasicus) was a subspecies of wisent that inhabited the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern Europe ...