Przewalski’s horse Equus ferus przewalskii is the last true species of wild horse. It became extinct in the wild having last been seen in Mongolia at the end of the 1960s but has since been reintroduced from captive bred stock. Although a conservation success story, with a relatively small wild population Przewalski’s horse remains an endangered species. Marwell has a long history with this species participating in early reintroduction planning processes, providing animals for reintroduction in Mongolia and Hungary, and for grazing management projects in European nature reserves.
For two decades we have kept a bachelor group of Przewalski’s horses at the Eelmoor Marsh Site of Special Scientific Interest in Hampshire. The project gives young stallions the opportunity to grow up in an appropriate social setting under semi-free ranging conditions while providing valuable grazing management for the benefit of local biodiversity.