Bison in Hateg

The Bison Reserve in Haţeg, Romania

Published on July 31, 2020 by Zoltan Nyaradi

The Bison Reserve close to Haţeg is a natural reserve located in the south-western part of Romania which was established in 1958. These magnificent animals are some of the largest mammals in Europe, and they are considered to be an endangered species. The reserve aims to protect and promote the conservation of these animals, as well as to provide visitors with the opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat. The Bison Reserve Silvuţ-Haţeg is actually named after the forest and region in which it is located.

How to get there

If you are planning to visit the Bison Reserve from Haţeg, the easiest way to get there is by car. The road towards the reserve is about 3 km away from the city and you can reach this place if you are driving from Simeria towards Hateg on DN 66 road, right before Haţeg, you will have to make a right turn and follow to road until you reach the reserve.

The Bisons

Below I’ve shared a couple of photos of the from the Bison Reserve.

The enclosure where the bisons are held.
Bison eating in the barn.
Bison with a calf next to it.
Bison resting in the mud.

In conclusion, the Bison Reserve from Haţeg is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. This natural reserve offers a unique opportunity to observe one of Europe’s most magnificent animals, the European bison, in its natural habitat. Whether you choose to go hike the trails, or simply enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, you are sure to have a memorable experience at the Bison Reserve from Haţeg.