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Now almost a month old, young Bataar, the male Przewalski’s Horse foal, is starting to mingle with the herd more however he still doesn’t venture too far from his mum’s side.

Bataar is quite special, he was the first newborn at the Zoo for 2010 and is the first foal for mother Naylah and father Viktor, which means his genetics are very important as they were not previously represented in the regional herd.

In time, Bataar will play an important role in the regional breeding program for the species.  Until then, Bataar will become more inquisitive and confident venturing away from mum to play with one of the young fillies born in early 2009.

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