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Bull release completes UK’s first wild bison herd in millennia

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The UK’s first wild bison herd for thousands of years has been completed in time for Christmas with the release of the herd’s bull.

Three females were released into woods in Kent in July as part of the Wilder Blean project. But the bull’s arrival from Germany had been delayed by five months due to post-Brexit paperwork complexities. The herd also has a young calf, thanks to a surprise birth in September.

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