Simona Kossak, daughter of Polish painter Jerzy Kossak, lived more than 30 years in a wooden hut in the BiaÅ‚owieÅ¼a Forest, without electricity or access to running water. A lynx slept in her bed, and a tamed boar lived under the same roof with her. She was a scientist, ecologist and the author of award-winning films, as well as radio broadcasts.
A new biography, titled “Simona. OpowieÅ›Ä‡ o niezwyczajnym Å¼yciu” [Simona. The story of an unusual life] has been published in Poland.
Culture.PL has a feature article based on the new bio. Amusingly, the article translates the Polish for “bison” as “aurochs.”