- Hungarian animals
There are special Hungarian species of domestic animals which are seen as national symbols in
Hungary, and there are "gene banks"Fact|date=May 2007 to ensure their survival, especially in national parks.
Hungarian Grey Cattle- Hungarian breed, traditionally kept in the open full year. Nowadays they are raised for infant food due to natural, healthy meat.
* Magyar Vizsla - one of the oldest hunting dogs of the world. The ancestors of this dog came into the
Carpathian Basinwith the nomadic Hungarian tribes.
Puli- small shepherd dog
Komondor- a very large livestock guardian and shepherd dog, was brought to Hungary a thousand years ago by nomadic Magyars.
Kuvasz- large shepherd dog.
* Hungarian Pumi - small shepherd dog.
Hungarian Sighthoundis already known in the 8th century, it is as old as the Vizsla.
Transylvanian Bloodhound- Hungarian hound, a hunting dog.
Mudismall shepherd dog.
thoroughbred horses - a mid-19th century mixture of the best Arab and English race horse characteristics.
Lipizzan, the mostly white breed of heavy cavalryhorses, originated from Slovenia and successfully bred in Hungary.
Mangalitsa, a breed of pigs, characterised by their long curly hair and relatively fatty meat which makes them ideal for making sausages and salami.
Among the wild animals:
stork, a yearly migrant species from central Africais widely considered to be the "Hungarian bird" in countryside villages.
* The protected species of the
falcon, the saker ("kerecsensólyom"), is today identified with the ancient Hungarian totem bird " Turul".
wild boaris still extensively hunted in Hungary and has had crucial roles in Magyar history.
* Danube Viza (a subspecies of giant
sturgeon) was a hallmark of Hungary in medieval traveller's diaries, but the majestic fish became extinct in the 18th century.
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