Wild Horses of Turkmenistan Bounce Back
Ashgabat, 24 December 2004 (nCa) - Turkmen wild horses – kulans-onagers – once on the verge of extinction, have reportedly bounced back.
State reserve Badkhiz reports that a small herd of kulans-onagers has multiplied to 800 thriving individuals.
In 1930’s the known number of wild horses of Turkmenistan was less than 100 and it was feared that the species would disappear entirely.
A reserve was created between Murghab River and Tejen River to provide a sanctuary to kulans-onagers. Total area of the reserve park is 88000 hectares.