The birdlife also likes the gray cattle, because they ensure the preservation of the Puszta landscape, meaning that the breeding places of many birds are preserved.
They also have a very interesting history. It is thought that they originally came from Eastern Europe, and in Hungary they were long valued as a meat breed. With the increase in agricultural production in the 19th century, the steppe cattle became popular working animals, but from the end of the 19th century, the population gradually declined until there were less than 200 remaining.
At Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park alone, there is now a herd of around 300 animals peacefully grazing away.