Do you know what is considered to be the largest wild animal in Europe today? The European bison. The bison, which used to roam freely in the forests, stands two metres tall and weighs about 500 kilograms; though the hairy, horned animal looks very threatening, it is actually a peaceful herbivore. Seeing herds of the huge animals nibbling on the grass at the Pašiliai European bison sanctuary is truly an amazing sight to behold. The Pašiliai European bison are inscribed in the International Book of Origin, so the name of each inhabitant of the sanctuary begins with the letters “Gi”. You can spend the entire day at the bison sanctuary and have a picnic at the rest area that has been set up for visitors.