Story: Grasslands

Kaimanawa horses

Wild horses live in the Kaimanawa Mountains. Known as Kaimanawa horses, they have run wild in the central North Island tussock grasslands since the 1870s, and threaten some rare plants by grazing and trampling them.

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Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Human impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Alan F. Mark, published 24 Sep 2007