Military plane to transport Przewalski horses to Mongolia

A Czech military plane on Monday will transport four Przewalski mares to Mongolia for reintroduction into the wild, part of Prague Zoo’s ongoing Return of Wild Horses programme. Last year, three mares and one stallion were sent. Przewalski’s horse, also known as the Dzungarian horse, is a rare and endangered subspecies native specifically to Mongolia. According to the Prague Zoo, which played a major role in saving the horse in the 20th century, there were 1,860 Przewalski horses around the world at the end of 2005. Of those, fewer than 300 still lived in the wild in Mongolian or Chinese nature reserves.

Author: Jan Velinger