Buffalo reserve, Kápolnapuszta

 

 

 

Close to the Balaton Lake area of Hungary is the largest collect of buffalo in the country at Kápolnapuszta. The buffalo is one of the oldest Hungarian animal breeds (the Indian Water Buffalo), and here they roam freely in 120 hectares of fields and occasionally pose for pictures in the mud. Thery have been bred in Hungary since the beginning of the 19th century when they were kept for milk and meat. Now virtually extinct in Europe they are bred here as a tourist attraction and to preserve the breed in Hungary. The reserve is an enjoyable day out, made even more so by the Souslik – a gopher-like ground squirrel, hundreds of which run and play between the network of tunnels that criss-cross the reserve.

 

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