Pleistocene Park welcomes new bison

The second batch of bison from the Danish nursery reached the Pleistocene Park located in the village of Chersky, Nizhnekolymsky district.

"The delivery of bison was delayed a little — there were a lot of storms on the road, we had to wait out the bad weather. For the first four days, the animals suffered from "seasickness", almost did not eat, but then they got used to it and began to eat. In Chersky, we were promptly unloaded, despite the queue (due to problems on the power line in the port of Chersky, there was no light for almost a month, a large number of ships accumulated for unloading - ed.). We moved the bison into a small barge and delivered them to the park," Nikita Zimov, director of the park said in the interview for News.Ykt.Ru.

According to Zimov, the unloading of the animals took place with complications, but now the bison are doing well. They are currently in quarantine, in which they are fattened and soldered after a long journey. Then they will be transferred to a larger site.

The director of the park also shared how the camels feel.

"The camels are doing well. They are very active, they are gaining weight and overgrown with fur. Generally speaking, they are preparing for the first winter in Yakutia. Soon we will release them into the main part of the park, where there are a lot of shrubs, so they will have plenty of food," Zimov concluded.

Pleistocene Park is a scientific project founded by scientist Sergey Zimov in the village of Chersky, Nizhnekolymsky district. Permafrost, climate change, and human influence on natural processes are being studied in the territory of the reserve. Today, there are reindeer, moose, Kalmyk cows, Yakut horses, yaks, aurochs, sheep, goats, bison, and even camels living in the park. The latter, along with downy goats, were brought this year from Mongolia. There is also a large group of swallows living at the reserve.

Photo:, Aleksey Kurilo

Source: News.Ykt.Ru