Przewalski's horse is a rare and endangered subspecies of wild horse (Equus ferus) native to the steppes of central Asia. They are in IUCN Red List and were reclassified from "extinct in the wild" to "endangered" after a 2011 reassessment.Some of the 1,500 Przewalski's horses worldwide live in the Kiev Zoo.
Prior to visiting Kiev in April 2012, I didn't realise how many beaches the city has!
Given that the city lies a long way from the sea, I didn't expect to find any beaches at all. However, there are many long sandy beaches along the Dnepr river.
We caught the Metro to Hidropark (just 3 stops from Independence Square and Khreshchatyk Street) to see the beaches close up.
This short video was shot from a bridge overlooking a beach that is located less than 5 minutes walk from Hidropark Metro station. Unfortunately, it began to rain no sooner had we got off the Metro. Despite the wet weather (and not particularly warm temperatures) we did witness a couple of elderly gentlemen wading into the river for a bracing swim!
We took an uphill ride on the Kiev Funicular during our visit to the city in April 2012.
The funicular connects the lower station (in the Podil district of the city, close to the banks of the Dnepr River) with the upper station (located behind St Michael's Gold Domed Monastery, a short walk from Independence Square).
A ride on the funicular cost us just 1.5 Hryvnia (£0.12) and the journey took a little over 2 minutes.