Poland is the 9th largest in Europe and lay behind the Iron curtain for much of the second half of the 20th century.  The extreme south of the country contains a small part of the Carpathians, but there is still much wildlife in the country. There are 2500 wolves within its borders – with most of these found in the South and East of the country.

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The Carpathian region of Romania, is also the only part of Poland to have wild bears, with about 150 living in this area. Similarly, this is the only region that Lynx are found, and there are no more than 220 of these cats within poland.

Poland shares the Bialowieza Forest with Belarus across the border, and this was the last refuge of the European Bison. Currently the Bison population is estimated at 2269 in the country.

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