The Great Extinction? - Caucasian Wisent used to inhabit Georgia till 1927
29 September, 2015
The Great Extinction? - Caucasian Wisent used to inhabit Georgia till 1927
Did you know that Caucasian Wisent used to inhabit valleys of the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia? published an article about the animal extinction stating that among various animal species that died out is Caucasian Wisent.

“As humans live longer, more animal species are going extinct. This was the conclusion of a University of California study, which wrote that human life expectancy was the determining factor for endangered birds and mammals. Though this idea is not a pleasant one, it is
surprisingly popular. People love animals after all. Some want to look at them, some want to communicate with them, and others just want to eat them. Regardless, we are all fascinated by them.

The Wisent looked remarkably like the North American Bison. Along with the Caucasian Moose, the Cape Lion, and the Caspian Tiger, the Wisent used to roam the valleys of the Caucasus Mountains in what was the former Soviet Union. The Caucasian wisent (Bison) was a subspecies of wisent that inhabited the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern Europe.

It was and is a poor and undeveloped region of the world, and especially so under the food-shortages of the Communist era.

Caucasian Wisents were hunted to extinction, but not because of industrialization and modern society, but rather because of the lack of it.

If the Soviet Union had a workable economy that could feed its people, perhaps the Wisent would have been left alone to roam the valleys of the remote mountains.
In other areas of Europe, Poland, Belarus, Germany, and Romania, Wisents can still be found in the wild”, the article reads.

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