Konik horses join bison in Dutch nature reserve


This video from the Netherlands says about itself:

For the first time European bisons have been released in a nature reserve in the Netherlands. This film shows their release in the dunes of Kraansvlak.

For a few years, there have already been European bison in Kraansvlak nature reserve in the Netherlands. Calves have been born.

Today, these bison were joined by konik horses, in order to have more varied grazing in this sand dune environment. According to Vroege Vogels radio, this is the first time since just after the end of the last ice age that European bison and wild horses meet in nature.

Konik are domestic horses, strictly speaking. However, they are closest to the extinct tarpan wild horses.

Exmoor ponies are closest relatives of Europe’s wild horses: here.

Steppe wisent fossil bone on Texel: here.

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