Wild horses re-introduced
BBC On-line reports that the Munich Zoo has transferred eight Przewalski's horses to the Altyn-Emel forest in Kazakhstan in an attempt to reintroduce the "last truly wild horse" into the wild. The species has existed only in zoos since the 1940s. Munich Zoo successfully reintroduced another equine species, the koulan, into the same area about twenty years ago. Wild koulan number over 500 since that re-introduction, so they hold out hope for similar success here. They are also hoping to reintroduce the species into CHina and Mongolia.