New exhibit for Przewalski horses opens at Prague Zoo

The Prague Zoo opened a new habitat for Przewalski horses on Saturday. The Gobi exhibit is located in the upper part of the premises and besides the four Przewalski horses, one stallion and three mares, it will also feature the Pallas’s cats and some other small mammals and reptiles.

The Przewalski horse is a rare subspecies native to Mongolia, which became extinct in the wild in the 1960s. Prague Zoo has played a major role in saving the horse, breeding it and returning it to its natural environment. To date, it has sent 38 horses to a nature reserve in the Mongolian steppe, where they have started breeding successfully.

Author: Ruth Fraňková