The EPS Consortium supports the endangered species, and therefore, the programme adopted a Przewalski´s horse from the Prague ZOO internationally well-known for its activities to save the oldest living horse breed. Why has the EPS chosen to support the Przewalski´s horse?
The Przewalski´s (wild Mongolian) horse brings together worldwide ZOOs to rise wildly living horses in nature. The effort is highly internationalized as the EPS programme is! There is the first reason why to support this animal family! Moreover, the EPS programme refers to the legacy of Václav Havel who rode a horse just as the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Furthermore, a horse is the main motif in one of the most famous Václav Havel´s paintings. Havel´s cordial relations to horses and EPS legacy to his personality is the second reasons why to adopt the oldest living ancestor of horses!
Przewalski´s horse is the oldest living ancestor of horses occurring originally in Europe and currently only rarely in Mongolia. The Prague ZOO is the worldwide coordinator of international effort to bring horses back to the wild nature from the 1980s. And the EPS is actively supporting.