Habitat & Range
They originally roamed the steppe regions of Eurasia, but the last wild herds retreated to the deserts.
This wild horse once roamed throughout Europe and Asia. Today they are only found on reserves in
Mongolia and China and in zoos around the world.
IUCN Status: Endangered
The Przewalski’s horse was extinct in the wild for over 30 years after the last wild populations died out in the 1960’s. In 1992, sixteen captive-bred horses were reintroduced into protected areas in the steppe region of Mongolia followed later by additional animals. As of 2005, there was a free-ranging population of 248 Przewalski’s horses in the wild. The current world population is about 1500 all descended from 13 animals placed in zoos in the early 1900’s.
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