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William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Friday, 26 April 2013

Bison released into the wild in Germany

Level: Intermediate / B1

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Here is a short article from Wildlife Extra about Bison being released into the wild in Germany.

Read the article and then answer the following questions:

1) What is the European Bison also known as?
2) How many Bison were released?
3) In which German state is Bad Berleburg?
4) How big is the heard expected to get?
5) How big was their old enclosure?

Answers below!


1) Wisent
2) Eight
3) North Rhine-Westphalia
4) About 25 animals
5) 88 ha (hectares)

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