SPRINGE, Germany – A wildlife park in northern Germany – spanning over 90 hectares and peppered with ancient trees – houses many European native species.
Wisentgehege Springe a nature sanctuary in the district of Hannover, Lower Saxony, is home to some 100 animal species, including dozens of rare wisents -European bison- which went extinct in the wild in the early 20th century.
“Here they live in a protected and natural habitat,” the wildlife park explains on its website “To ensure their survival is our main goal”
As well as the stocky bison, Mongolian wild horses nuzzle each other in the wild, raccoons play with sticks and paddle in the ponds whilst deer lock horns in the woody nature reserve.
The park is designed to host family visits and offers activities for children as well as a cafe and stone hearths for punters to barbecue on.