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Polish Bison (Urus), or Lithuanian Wild-Bull

Polish Bison (Urus), or Lithuanian Wild-Bull
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Among the wild animals of Poland may be specified the bison (Polish, zubr), found in the vast forests of the province of Plock, traversed by the Narew. The emperor Alexander prohibited the chase of the bison, of which, perhaps, the only remnant in Europe is now to be found in Plock and the adjoining province of Bialystok. The other wild animals include the elk, roebuck, wild boar, badgers, foxes, hares, &c, the skins of which last form articles of export.

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855