4 rare horses returned to the wild in MongoliaBy AP News Jun 24, 2011 11:45AM UTC
KHOMIIN TAL RESERVE, Mongolia (AP) — After a long journey by plane and truck, four rare wild Przewalski horses are home in their native Central Asian grasslands.
Following a 6,000-kilometer (3,700-mile) flight and another 280 kilometers (175 miles) on trucks, the three mares and a stallion could finally roam this western Mongolian reserve.
The females – Kordula, Cassovia and Lima – and the male named Matyas arrived from Prague as part of efforts to reintroduce the species. They could join a herd of 24 reintroduced by a French organization.
Przewalski horses became extinct in the wild in the late 1960s. This is the first Czech effort at reintroducing them, following several international programs.