Koniks are wild horses from the steppes of Russia and are the closest match to the Tarpan, a wild horse which was hunted to extinction here but continued to inhabit Eastern Europe until the 18th Century. They have mouse grey colouring, two tone manes and zebra stripes on the front legs. They are hardy horses, perfect for habitat management schemes as they have thick winter coats, hooves that don’t require trimming and live well on marshland. See these beautiful, gentle creatures in our Wetland Habitat which is a diverse mix of marshland, grassland and woodland.
NOTE: This is a ‘walk-through’ exhibit, so be sure to follow the guidelines on the signage to be safe among these beautiful free-roaming animals.