In 1993, our Director and her collaborators brought 11 Przewalski’s horses from various European zoos to Villaret. Living on the Cevennes steppe allowed these horses to discover their wild nature: they learned to share the pasture and form a herd made up of several family groups. In 2004 and 2005, 22 of their offspring were reintroduced to the buffer zone of the Khar Us Nuur National Park in western Mongolia, where today they have grown to a population of 53.

In July, Sabrina, the eldest of our Villaret herd and last zoo-born horse died at 27 years old. But her legacy lives on: her 7 foals have collectively produced more than 20 foals themselves, a few of whom roam the Mongolian steppe today...