First wild Exmoor pony born in Czech Republic

The first foal of the wild Exmoor pony was born on the grounds of the former Milovice military base, northeast of Prague, on Wednesday. It is the first wild foal to be born on the territory of the Czech Republic after several centuries. The herd of 14 wild horses from Britain’s Exmoor National Park was brought to the Czech Republic in January this year. The project, initiated by the Czech Landscape organisation, along with the Academy of Sciences, aims to gradually introduce the horses into the Czech landscape and to improve biodiversity among local plants by letting the horses graze on the aggressive and evasive grasses.

Author: Ruth Fraňková