By Ben Makori
BLEAN WOODS, England (Reuters) – Conservationists in England are looking for the country’s first ever rangers to look after European bison, Europe’s largest land mammal, which is being introduced to Kent more than 15,000 years after its ancestors roamed the landscape.
Kent Wildlife Trust and the Wildwood Trust are bringing a small herd of the animals to Blean Woods near Canterbury in Kent, the south-eastern county known as the Garden of England, to help naturally manage the habitat.
“These will be the first bison rangers in the UK probably ever,” said Stan Smith, wilder landscapes manager at Kent Wildlife Trust. “We’ve never had European Bison here in the past.”
The ideal applicant would need to understand animal behaviour, he said, but they