The Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Biosphere Reserve is an island of wild nature in the South of Moscow region, 12 km from Serpukhov. Located by the Oka River, it is covered with pine and mixed forests.
The main attraction of the Reserve is a European bison – a wild wood ox, the largest ungulate animal in Europe which recently was on the blink of extinction.
Over the years, more than 600 European bison were born in the Reserve; most of them were resettled in plain and mountain forests of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. They have already given birth to several offspring generations in wild nature.