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Kerkulan (Przewalski's horse) in the Altyn-Emel nature reserve.


Tourist routes in the Altyn-Emel park.

Observation of the wild Przewalski's horse.

Kerkulan, Przewalski's horse (Latin Equus ferus przewalskii) is a wild horse belonging to the ungulate family. It is sometimes considered a branch of an extinct wild horse. Mares are smaller than stallions. The body is covered with pale yellow hairs, and there is a dark purple stripe on the back that looks like a thin long hairy belt. Russian scientist I.S. Polyakov determined that this is a separate species of wild horse, and this species was named after Przhevalsky or "Przewalski's horse" as it was the person who was one of the first to study this species.

Przewalski's horse (Kerkulan).

Kerkulan is a very careful animal, in winter they gather in herds in already formed pairs to protect themselves from predators. They live in the Altyn-Emel nature reserve, here you can watch horses in the wild. The animals are friendly, they know the local huntsmen, you can take a photo with the animals up close. All over the world, this species is being restored, for example, it is done in the Netherlands, Germany, Mongolia. Kerkulan (Przewalski's horse) is listed in the Red Book.

Przewalski's horse.

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