45 wild European bison to be shot in Poland in 2020: 30 in Knyszynska and Borecka and 15 in Bieszczady. Puszcza Borecka, Puszcza Knyszyńska, Bieszczady - żubry wciąż śmiertelnie zagrożone. Czas na zmianę! - Greenpeace Polska The wild population in Poland is growing, so European bison which cannot be rehomed are often shot – about 40 per year. By the way, a message to professionals from zoos and wildlife parks lurking on this forum: did you consider adding European bison to your collection? The problem of culling could be solved if half of European holders of the non-threatened American bison changed to keeping the Wisent. I sometimes wonder why this European native, charismatic and easy to keep species is not receiving more interest on this forum?