© Noël Coye

Konik Polski horses (close to the Tarpans)

The Tarpan is a wild horse at times considered to be the ancestor of current horse breeds. The last specimen died in the late 19th century at the Munich zoo. From 1936 onwards, Tadeusz Vetulani, a Polish scientist, bred back a similar horse breed, the Konik, from Polish ponies. Some specimens were introduced on the Solutré hill in memory of the original wild horses.