Buffalos from Denmark to be brought to a protected nature area in the Priuralsky District, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area
Buffalos from a Danish animal nursery will be brought to Ingilor Nature Park in Priuralye [an area to the west of the Ural Mountains], so they can take the role of mammoths, which became extinct 11,000 years ago.
“Buffalos easily adapt to the Arctic because, historically, it is their natural habitat, and they can take the role of mammoths, which became extinct 11,000 years ago,” said the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.
In addition to buffalos, there are plans to breed musk buffalos, horses and reindeer in the tundra. They will be brought to the area as part of a scientific experiment to recreate the natural environment of the Far North that existed before the last glacial period.