For the first time in the world. Wild horses, wisents and aurochs in one nature reserve

2015 - 12 - 06
For the first time in the world. Wild horses, wisents and aurochs in one nature reserve

Europe has had a world rarity since today. The former military training area Milovice in the Czech Republic has become the first place where all three crucial species of large herbivores of Europe appear. It means wild horses, wisents and aurochs.

“A similar sight has not come along for maybe the last several thousand years,“ says Dalibor Dostal, the Director of European Wildlife conservation organisation. Wisents were exterminated in nature at the beginning of the …

For the first time in the world. Wild horses, wisents and aurochs in one nature reserve
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The largest transport of bison in history of the Czech Republic is heading to former military training area

2015 - 11 - 27
The largest transport of bison in history is heading to the Czech Republic. Its destination is a former military training area

A group of seven bison from the Polish reserves will arrive in the coming days to a nature reserve created at the former Milovice military training area near Prague. It is historically the largest transport of these endangered animals to the Czech Republic.

The bison will find their new home in a new part of the reserve covering an area of about 120 hectares. This area, which includes both rare steppe stands and wooded areas, …

The largest transport of bison in history is heading to the Czech Republic. Its destination is a former military training area
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After centuries, Central Europe unexpectedly has its first wild horse born in the wild

2015 - 10 - 22
After centuries, Central Europe unexpectedly has its first wild horse born in the wild

An unanticipated arrival appeared this morning on the grazing land at a large hoofed mammal reserve located in the former military training area of Milovice near Prague: one of the mares in the local wild horse herd gave birth to a foal. After several centuries, it is the first case of wild horse giving birth in the wild in this country.

“We are delighted by this unexpected event. The mare must have arrived pregnant from …

After centuries, Central Europe unexpectedly has its first wild horse born in the wild
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The New York Times, The Washington Post and the media in Canada, Mexico, Switzerland and New Zealand were all captivated by the arrival of the aurochs.

2015 - 10 - 15
The first herd of aurochs in Central and Eastern Europe has been settling in at a reserve of large herbivores

The picture of an aurochs jumping out of a truck into a green pasture flashed around the world. The New York Times and The Washington Post both published articles on the unique project located in the former military area of Milovice near Prague.

The newspapers note that the project was developed through international cooperation and the local herd is the first of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. For example, the website of the …

The first herd of aurochs in Central and Eastern Europe has been settling in at a reserve of large herbivores
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The first herd of aurochs in Central and Eastern Europe has been settling in at a reserve of large herbivores

2015 - 10 - 13
The first herd of aurochs in Central and Eastern Europe has been settling in at a reserve of large herbivores

Initially shyly holding back inside the truck, they then leapt into the fresh meadow. This was the arrival in Central and Eastern Europe of the herd of first-ever aurochs produced through a breed-back programme. The group arrived this morning at the reserve for large hoofed mammals located in the former military area of Milovice near Prague.

While the animals that came from the Netherlands initially had respect for the dozens of people on hand for …

The first herd of aurochs in Central and Eastern Europe has been settling in at a reserve of large herbivores
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