Leonardo DiCaprio shares Instagram and Facebook stories about the bison reintroduction project in the Canterbury forests | Tech Reddy
Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio has been keeping an eye on the progress of the Kent rewiring project, and has also expressed his gratitude for the project.
A 48-year-old has taken to social media to share the latest news about a herd of bison roaming the forests between Canterbury and Herne Bay.
The small flock made West Blean and Thornden Woods their new home after their summer arrival.
Last month the surprise birth of a calf was announced – bringing the number in the group to four.
Titanic star DiCaprio – a long-time environmental campaigner – has shared the news with his millions of fans on Facebook and Instagram.
A post from the Academy Award winner says: When Tom Gibbs and Donovan Wright went to check on the three adult pigeons that had been released just a few weeks earlier in the Canterbury Forest, they were delighted , they are amazed at what they do. found: a healthy bison calf.
“The Wilder Blean project released the three women as part of a plan to restore the ecosystem to the Blean forests.
“Bison are considered ecosystem engineers because, through their natural behavior, they create awareness and space for other wildlife to thrive.
“The European Bison used to be close to extinction, and now there are more than 9,000 individuals.”
The birth came as a surprise to the athletes as they did not know the mother was pregnant before she took her to Kent.
In response to the Inception star’s announcement, Kent Wildlife Trust – which partnered with the Wildwood Trust to deliver the project – congratulated DiCaprio.
“Thank you Leonardo DiCaprio for all your support of this Wilder Blean biodiversity project and the story of our beautiful bison calf,” one post read.
“The release of the bison is just the beginning, our bull will soon arrive followed by longhorn cattle, Exmoor bulls and iron-bogs, and we will continue to monitor the impact of these animals on the forest, wildlife and local communities.”
His latest post isn’t the first time DiCaprio has shown his support for the Kent project, as he released a new statement in August.
The bison, which can weigh up to one ton, eats the bark and pushes it onto the trees by rubbing it on them.
They eat up to 35kg of grass a day, leaving behind nutrient-rich waste that insects attract – birds eat the manure.
The £1.1 million project is the first of its kind in the UK and it is hoped that it will set the stage for other areas to follow.