ASIAN WILD HORSE
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Equus Ferus
HABITAT: Originally thriving in the grassland areas of Mongolia, this species was pushed to desert habitats. They have been reintroduced to National Reserves of Mongolia and China
CONSERVATION STATUS: Classified as Extinct in the Wild until 2008, but since a series of reintroductions, have developed free ranging populations in the wild. All Przewalski’s horses alive today are descendent of 14 individuals from a captive breeding program. Current classification as Endangered with populations increasing.
FUN FACT: Once extinct in the wild, the Przewalski’s horse is considered the last true wild horse; its populations derive from re-introductions from zoos.
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