A zubr from Biełaviežskaja Pušča changed his place of residence as he fell in love with the village of Bud and its residents in Poland.
He always comes back!
The local media resources report that the animal was repeatedly taken back to the Belarusian forest but he always returns.
The zubr visits the place so often the villagers who feed him from time to time even gave him a name – Wojtek.
However, the national park authorities are concerned that such a big (weighing almost a ton) animal moves uncontrollably among people.
Zubrs also known as wisents or the European bisons can run at speeds of up to 40 km/h and jump over two-meter obstacles.
This is why wildlife experts advise to watch the wild tourist attraction from a distance.
“Zubr should not be among people. Although the zubr is not afraid of people it doesn’t mean it is tamed and not dangerous.
It is better to watch the wild tourist attraction from a distance,” warns Katarzyna Daleszczyk, the wildlife expert, in an interview with TVN24.
One of many but unique
Wojtek is one of several hundred of bisons inhabiting the Białowieża Forest.
Residents say that they visit the surrounding farms almost every day.
But Woitek is so bold it enters some courtyards and peers through the windows.
Locals, however, ensure that they are not afraid of the bison.
They have become accustomed to its presence and believe it is not a threat to them.
In winter when it is difficult to find food in the forest, Wojtek returns to the village looking for his favourite pears.
The zubr is not really sociable and prefers to travel and feast alone.
Meanwhile, the experts plan to recapture it and transport to forest so that it can not find his way back.