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Equus ferus caballus
The Konik or Polish primitive horse is a small, semi-feral horse, originating in Poland. Koniks show many primitive markings, including a dun coat and dorsal stripe. As it phenotypically resembles the extinct tarpan, the Konik has also been introduced into nature reserves in other nations. In this case they have been placed in a part of the Meerdaal woods of Heverlee that was a fomer military depot to preserve the nature through grazing the grasses of the area. This area is out of human reach although there are observation posts and occasionally the horses approach the fences next to the walking paths. They live in a semi-wild state and have access to barns and shelter in the winter.