Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Home to Population of Rare Equines
In a fascinating news item, rare Przewalski’s Horses introduced to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone are doing just famously!
According to a Popular Mechanics article, a herd of 36 of the endangered animals were introduced to the CEZ about 15 years ago. In the following four years, the population of horses doubled. The population continues to grow, providing opportunities for continued research. Additionally, this offers hope to rebuild the numbers of the world’s last true wild horse species. It will be interesting to see how this unlikely animal sanctuary evolves. While the devastation of the 1986 disaster cannot be overstated, the capacity of our planet to rebound from some of the worst that humanity can dish out is truly remarkable. Looking forward to growing numbers of Przewalski’s Horses in the world!
Ride on, Readers!!!