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Edinburgh Zoo Introduce New Przewalski's Horse Herd

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: August 29, 2021 1:45 pm

Przewalski's Horse Edinburgh Zoo RZSS

Och, Tomor and Kumbish the Przewalski's wild horses have arrived at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland to help bring awareness to their species

Photo Credit: RZSS

Three male Przewalski's wild horses have taken up residence at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo in the capital of Scotland. They arrived on August 27th 2021.

This herd is made up of three males known as Och, Tomor and Kumbish who are all three years old.

The three new arrivals made the move from the zoo's sister site, Highland Wildlife Park and are the first Przewalski's horses to ever call the zoo home. Highland Wildlife Park operate a successful breeding program for the species.

Przewalski's Horse Edinburgh Zoo RZSS

One of the Przewalski's wild horse at Edinburgh Zoo enjoys some feed

Photo Credit: RZSS

The Przewalski's wild horse was brought back from extinction in the wild in the 1950s.

Jonathan Appleyard, hoofstock team leader at Edinburgh Zoo, “It is really exciting to introduce our visitors to this amazing species and share the incredible story of Przewalski’s horses being brought back from extinction in the wild following the success of rewilding and reintroduction projects in their native Mongolia."

 

“This huge feat is directly attributable to the efforts of the zoo community and shows just how important a carefully managed captive population can be for safeguarding threatened wildlife around the world.”

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Luckily the team report that the new arrivals have settled in well, "“After arriving yesterday, our three new boys, Och, Tomor and Kumbish, are settling in to their new home which is just beside our giraffes on the hilltop."

Visitors to the zoo can now meet the Przewalski's horse herd and learn about their story when visiting Edinburgh Zoo.

Przewalski's Horse Edinburgh Zoo RZSS

Och, Tomor and Kumbish the Przewalski’s wild horses have arrived at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland to help bring awareness to their species

Photo Credit: RZSS

Learn more about Przewalski's Horse here – Przewalski's Wild Horse Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Edinburgh Zoo on their website – Edinburgh Zoo

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