Poland's largest national parks, the Biebrzanski with an area of area is 59223 ha. is located in the north-eastern part of the country along the Biebrza River. The park extends over the Biebrza river valley. (Biebrza River Marshes has an area of 254.94 km2.) This National Park was established in 1993.
The word Biebrza is probably derived from bóbr, which stands for beaver in Polish. That’s not very surprising if you consider that beavers have abounded in the local wetlands for many centuries.
The fauna is rich and diverse, and features mammals such as wolves, wild boar, foxes, roe deer, otters, beavers and many species of invertebrates, like butterflies, spiders, reptiles and amphibians.
But the iconic animal of the park is the "elk", about half of the country’s population, around 500 animals, live within the park’s borders.
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