Origin of wisent
Examples from the Web for wisent
Modern naturalists identify the elk with the eland, the wisent with the auerochs.Man and Nature|George P. Marsh
Grazing in the meadows were the aurochs, or wild ox, and the wisent, or bison.
The urus survived in Germany as late as the seventeenth century, while a few of the bison or 'wisent' survive to the present time.
It is uncertain whether the Wisent does not also occur in Siberia.