‘Prague Zoo-Zuungar Gobi’ postage stamp released

2021-10-07 14:06:28

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ ‘Prague Zoo-Zuungar Gobi’ postage stamp depicting a herd of Przewalski’s horses has been unveiled to celebrate the successful reintroduction of Przewalski’s horses or Takhis in Mongolia with the help of the Czech Republic.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Mongolia Jiri Brodski, Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, and Director of the Protection Administration of Zuungar Gobi O.Ganbaatar, provided support in releasing the postage stamp created by painter of the first zoo of Prague Jan Sovak.

In 1998, three Przewalski’s horses, specifically a stallion and two mares were brought from the Prague Zoo to Mongolia for reintroduction in Gobi B of the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area, known as Zuungar Gobi. One of the Przewalksi’s horses named Zeta has successfully adapted to its new habitat and gave birth to many foals.

The Prague Zoo’s reintroduction of 30 mares from European zoos and breeding centers and a stallion and three mares from Khustai Nuruu National Park to Zuungar Gobi between 2012 and 2019 helped the Takhi population of the region to grow.

The launching ceremony of the new postage stamp was attended by Czech Ambassador Jiri Brodski, Director of the Protection Administration of Zuungar Gobi O.Ganbaatar, Chairwoman of the Communications and Information Technology Authority B.Bolor-Erdene, CEO of Mongol Post B.Ankhbaatar, and other officials.