Hungarian animals


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.

* Long-horn 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 Basin with the nomadic Hungarian tribes.
* Hungarian Puli - small shepherd dog
* Hungarian Komondor - a very large livestock guardian and shepherd dog, was brought to Hungary a thousand years ago by nomadic Magyars.
* Hungarian Kuvasz - large shepherd dog.
* Hungarian Pumi - small shepherd dog.
* Hungarian Sighthound is already known in the 8th century, it is as old as the Vizsla.
* Transylvanian Bloodhound - Hungarian hound, a hunting dog.
* Hungarian Mudi small shepherd dog.
* Hungarian thoroughbred horses - a mid-19th century mixture of the best Arab and English race horse characteristics.
* Lipizzan, the mostly white breed of heavy cavalry horses, 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:
* Black-and-white stork, a yearly migrant species from central Africa is 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".
* The wild boar is 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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