The European Bison, a symbol of Bialowieski Park Narodowy
The Bialowieza National Park is the largest and oldest primeval forest in Europe. The reserve has never been modified by human being, with an exception of the areas largely populated by old-growth trees. This natural park is a home for the biggest European land mammal, European bison, which is also a symbol of the reserve.
Poland is a paradise for different animals and extremely rare species of birds. The best known in Poland is European Bison, which is the biggest European mammal, weighing up to 800kg. European Bison is a symbol of Bialowieski Park Narodowy, listed on UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Bisons are naturally shy, but can be spotted at hay meadows and on fringes of the forest. While you are in Poland make sure to stumble across Zubrowka vodka, the Polish national firewater!