The European Bison, or Wisent is the largest terrestrial animal in Europe and once roamed from southern Britain as far as Russia but became extinct in the wild in 1927 when the last wild bison was shot and killed. Standing at up to 2m tall and almost 3m long the bison is the largest animal at Wildwood. Despite their large size and usual slow movements, bison are surprisingly agile and can jump over a 3m stream from a standing position. An adult male can eat an astonishing 32kg of food every day! Being so large, the Bison are easy to spot in their enclosure, so take a good look around to see this magnificent animal.