Ust-Buotama Forest Bison Nursery is located on a cape formed by the Lena and Buotama rivers. It is a subdivision of the Lena Pillars National Park.
Ust-Buotama cattery was created in 2006 with the goal of creating an Asian forest bison population in Siberia.
The bison lived in Siberia many millennia ago, about 5 thousand years ago, most of them died out, and some moved to North America. And now the ancestors of these magnificent animals returned to Siberia from Canada.
In the first batch donated by the Canadian Wood Buffalo National Park, thirty Canadian forest bison were brought in, then there were two more deliveries.
Over the seven years of the nursery's existence, about 30 calves were born in it. Today, more than 120 forest bison live in the Ust-Buotama nursery. The bison that have taken root in the Ust-Buotama nursery feel great in the new place, they have become stronger and more enduring than their Canadian counterparts. For your own safety, you need to move around the nursery only along special routes with the nursery employees.
In the forest bison nursery “Ust-Buotama” several areas of tourism are developed - scientific, business, event, environmental, fishing and rafting. On the territory of the nursery, various scientific conferences and meetings are held.
A Yakut Manor was built at the nursery, where the Yakut national holiday Ysyakh is held annually.
The Ust-Buotama nursery has developed an ecological trail, Forest Bison Nursery, which provides guided tours in the summer.
There is excellent fishing on the Buotame River; lenok, grayling, whitefish, pike, perch, dace and other river fish are found in the river. You can use for fishing only spinning and fishing rods.
Buotama River rafting is one of the most popular types of tourism in the nursery.
Not far from the nursery, on the banks of the Lena River, is a tourist recreation center "Ust-Buotama".