The reconstructed aurochs population in the Hortobágy National Park is the biggest registered and managed breeding population of this breed in Europe. Cattle are grazing whole year round together with a herd of more than 200 wild horses in the Pentezug reserve. This 2470 ha grassland is situated in the core of the National Park and belongs to the strictly protected regions in the Puszta. The grassland of the Hortobágy Puszta is well-known for its highly diverse fauna and flora, especially for the numerous rare bird species that nest here. In the autumn, more than 100,000 cranes rest in the protected area before they continue their migration to Africa.
The Pentezug area have never been used for other purposes than grazing. Before human civilization, huge herds of wild horses, aurochs and wild asses lived in this area. They got extinct a long time ago due to hunting and competition with domestic livestock. Nowadays, the reserve has become a very successful nature conservation and research project, where cattle and horses move and live freely with very little human interference. Only in very severe winters do they receive surplus feeding, which is always provisioned from the park's own hay production. Cattle and horses are both under permanent veterinary supervision and fulfill all the requirements for the bio-label.
Múzeumok, kiállítások, látnivalók
Tanösvények, szórakozás, fürdők, programhelyszínek
Hortobágyi Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság
4024 Debrecen, Sumen u. 2.
Phone: +36 52 529 920
Mobile: +36 30 383 1612
Fax: +36 52 529 940