The Asian wild horse is also called Przewalski’s horse.  These true wild horses have lived in the grasslands of Europe, Central Asia, and China for thousands of years. Even though they have endured harsh climates throughout their history, they have always adapted and survived. That all changed when humans drove them to extinction in the wild by the late 1960s. Thankfully, several organizations were able to rescue some horses before they disappeared entirely. The horses taken into human care are the ancestors of all modern Asian wild horses.  Over the next several decades, these animals were bred in human care and their offspring were later released back into the wild.  Though still rare, the Asian wild horse is once again running free!  Reintroduction efforts in Mongolia and China have been underway since 1992.  There have also been small reintroductions in Russia and Ukraine.

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What is the Minnesota Zoo's History with Asian Wild Horses?
What are Zoo Biologists Doing to Help Asian Wild Horses in Mongolia?
What are Zoo Biologists Doing to Help Asian Wild Horses in China?

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