The Nature Reserve of the european bison (bison bonasus) in Spain is
placed in a privileged environment in the region of Montaña Palentina,
namely the town of San Cebrián de Mudá. The place where people can
watch several european bison specimen is a 20 hectare large plot in
the middle of an oakwood and meadows. Since 1927 there is no
free-range bisons in the world, therefore the main objective of this
project: the repopulation of this historic animals.
Watch the Reserve
Just to be clear: this place is not a zoo nor an animal exhibition, so
visitors are not guaranteed the view of the animals when coming to
this reserve. Based on the animals freedom and the size of the
reserve, there might be some sight possibilities, but not a certain
chance of seeing the bisons.
Bison watching can be made from three different spots, two of them
within the reserve. In the entrance of the reserve, there is a
building where visitors can learn more about this species. There are
special prices for school groups of all ages. Every tour is guided and
will last at leat 2 hours. The is a 2km distance between the Center
and the Reserve.
Visitors can tour the reserve in different ways: depending on where
the animals are, the tour will go one place or another. In the winter,
the tours can also be made in snowshoes.