The herd of wild horses is complete; a stallion has joined a group of mares

2015 - 04 - 06

The herd of wild horses is complete; a stallion has joined a group of mares

After about a four-day long journey, a seven-year-old stallion called Northcroft Firestarter arrived in Central Bohemian Milovice today, half an hour after midday. It joined a group of fourteen mares which has been in this locality since 28th January. The transport with the stallion set out from the north-east of England on Thursday, April 2nd, and they left the port of Dover in the south of England on Saturday, April 4th.

“The stallion was apparently …

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The first herd of wild horses has today run onto a pasture in a former military area after the Soviet army

2015 - 03 - 21

The first herd of wild horses has today run onto a pasture in a former military area after the Soviet army

Instead of Soviet army tanks there are wild horses coming from England. That is what it looks like, from today, in the former military area of Milovice in the Czech Republic, which was occupied by one hundred thousand Soviet soldiers and their families for two decades. While the last transport with the Soviet soldiers left Milovice on 19th June 1991, today fourteen wild horses have been released into the former exercise area.

The animals were …

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Historical event: wild horses are returning to Central Europe after centuries

2015 - 01 - 28

Historical event: wild horses are returning to Central Europe after centuries

A first herd of fourteen wild horses has enriched Central European nature today. A non-state reservation in a former military training area in Milovice became their new home. It is the first and only herd of wild horses in Central and Eastern Europe.

The wild horse, which belongs to the original animal species in Europe, was exterminated by humans on the continent. Wild living horses, however, survived in a rough mountain area in Exmoor in …

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Revolution in science: the wild horse looked completely different, genetic research has found

2014 - 12 - 31

Revolution in science: the wild horse looked completely different, genetic research has found

Chapters in zoology textbooks devoted to wild horses which have been published in last eight decades are, in large part, invalid. European wild horses actually looked different than scientists have believed since the 1930s. This arises from the study Wild Horse and Aurochs: key species for landscape formation, on the origin of which there participated scientists of The Biology Centre of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, South Bohemian University, Charles University and The …

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An enclosure for the first herd of wild horses has been finished

2014 - 11 - 30

An enclosure for the first herd of wild horses has been finished

The enclosure with an area of forty hectares has been finished near the town of Milovice, which is situated about 26 kilometres from the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague. In a few weeks it will become home to the first herd of Exmoor ponies. At the end of this year the first fourteen mares should be brought from Great Britain, next spring the herd will be completed by a stallion. As the herd …

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