Cavalos selvagens regressam às estepes do Casaquistão infographic
A infografia mostra informação sobre o cavalo de Przewalskie a área de reintrodução.


Cavalos selvagens regressam às estepes passados 200 anos

By Jordi Bou

June 13, 2024 - Os cavalos de Przewalski regressaram às estepes do Casaquistão após quase 200 anos, no âmbito de um projeto ambicioso para os reintroduzir nas suas terras ancestrais

The 18-hour airlifts of seven Przewalski's Horses from Europe to the Central Asian country took place across two operations in early June by the Prague Zoo. Around another 40 are planned for the next five years.

The wild horses, named after Russian explorer Nikolai Przewalski, once roamed the vast steppe grasslands of central Asia, where horses are believed to have been first domesticated about 5,500 years ago.

Przewalski’s horses had disappeared from the wild by the end of the 1960s, but remained in captivity. They have already been reintroduced in China and western Mongolia, where the population now numbers around 1,000.

PUBLISHED: 13/06/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom