R. Lydekker
A Trip to Pilawin “The Deer-Park of Count Joseph Potocki in Volhynia Russia”

A Trip to Pilawin “The Deer-Park of Count Joseph Potocki in Volhynia Russia”

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When founding the Pilawin preserve in 1901 my intention was limited to the breeding of elk, which still have their native haunts not very far away to the north, but have for many years ceased to inhabit these forests. No one, to my knowledge, has hitherto attempted to naturalise these splendid deer in enclosed parks; but the fact that Pilawin forms a part of their original habitat induced me to try the experiment, which has thus far proved an unqualified success. 

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