New Takhi Post

We are celebrating the birth of the 300th Takhi in the protected area Great Gobi B. Find out how the dedicated ranger team works with local herders to protect the ecosystem. A botanical sensation that was first described in 2018 is presented in the species portrait.

Takhi-Post, May 2021

First Foal in 2021

The people who participate in the reintroduction of the Przewalski’s horse are always very happy to welcome the firstborn Przewalski’s foal of the year. On March 19th, rangers welcomed the first male foal of 2021, which was born into the Ajna-harem. It is the first foal ever to be born in March, since the reintroduction of the Przewalski’s horse started 29 years ago. However, the foal is in a good shape. The mother of this year’s foal was also the first foal to be born in 2006 and is the daughter of a mare transported earlier on.

General Assembly «Friends of the Wild Horse»

Sunday, June 27th 2021 at 1 pm at Wildnispark Zürich, Langenberg

The General Assembly will be held as a joint event with the friends of the Jean-Pierre und Sonja Siegfried Stiftung.
„Wildnispark Langenberg, starting point of several reintroduction projects“

After the General Assembly a guided tour through the animal park Wildnispark Langenberg will take place. The focus will be set on the reintroduction of threatened animal species.
Karin Hindenlang, (managing director, Stiftung Wildnispark Zürich), Christian Stauffer (president, Friends of the Wild Horse) and Reinhard Schnidrig (president, ITG) will provide us with interesting insights into this field.
At the end, you will be offered an aperitif at the restaurant Langenberg and Lena Michler (ecologist) will speak about her thesis “Coexistence of nomads and wild animals in the protected area of the Great Gobi B”. The event will end at about 5 pm.

New Takhi Post

The year 2020 is very special. For this reason, we will present you a 3rd edition of the Takhi Post. Learn more about the ecosystem of the Great Gobi B SPA and its inhabitants. In wintertime – if you are lucky and patient enough – you will be able to see a snowleopard. The Takhi Post gives you an insight into this very special species.
Takhi-Post, December 2020

Demarcation and Information Signboards

After the decision of the Mongolian Parliament to expand the strictly protected area of the Great Gobi B to more than two times the area it was before, the management of the Great Gobi B has now installed 100 new demarcation columns and 29 new information signboards.
The new signs were made possible thanks to the financial support of the Jean-Pierre und Sonja Siegfried Foundation. It provides information about the area and helps to remind the local people and tourists to protect the ecosystem of the Gobi B and the habitat of many endemic species. Furthermore it supports the sustainable growth of the Takhi population.

320 Takhi in the Gobi B SPA

By the end of the breeding season there are around 320 takhi roaming the Gobi B SPA. They live in 23 breeding harems and 3-5 bachelor groups. In 2020 56 of the 78 mares, identified as pregnant, gave birth to a foal. The number of births has increased, compared to 2019 but however survival is a bit lower. The weather in the Gobi area is now getting colder and people as well as animals are preparing for winter.