• Christine Keate

Endangered horse foals born in Wildlife Park

Two very special foals have been born at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park. The Przewalski's horse is an endangered species, so the birth of the foals in April, was met with great celebration at the park.

The Przewalski’s horse has been brought back from extinction in the wild following the success of rewilding and reintroduction projects, including in its native habitats in Mongolia.

Keith Gilchrist, animal collection manager at Highland Wildlife Park, said, “Both of our foals are getting on really well and can be spotted trotting around the reserve with the rest of the herd.

“Their arrival represents a potentially important contribution to the future of this Endangered species, who have gone from being extinct in the wild to once again roaming their native habitat. This huge feat and is directly attributable to the efforts of the zoo community and the successful reintroduction of this species shows just how important a carefully managed captive population is, to restoring and safeguarding the future of animals.”

Highland Wildlife Park reopened to local people in March with a wide range of safety measures in place and welcomed back visitors from across the UK at the end of April.


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