|Subspecies:||†B. b. hungarorum|
|Bison bonasus hungarorum
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 what are today 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 Maramureș in 1852, and the subspecies is now entirely extinct.
- The Extinction Website - Carpathian European Bison - Bison bonasus hungarorum.
- European bison / Wisent
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