Number of endangered Przewalski horses in Mongolia exceeds 1,000 – Latest News – The Nation
ARGALANT – The number of endangered Przewalski’s horses in Mongolia has exceeded 1,000, a Mongolian biologist has said.
“Currently, there are more than 1,000 Takhi (Mongolian name for Przewalski’s horse) in three places in Mongolia. More than 430 wild horses in 45 breeding harems are now in our Khustai National Park,” Tsogt Batzaya, Przewalski’s horse biologist at the park, told Xinhua.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the reintroduction of Przewalski’s horses to Mongolia.
A program to reintroduce Przewalski’s horses to Mongolia dates back to 1992, when 20 horses were brought to Khustai National Park and the Greater Gobi Strictly Protected Area in Mongolia from zoos in Europe and Australia, according to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
Before the program began, the last report of Przewalski’s horse in the wild was in the late 1960s in southwestern Mongolia, and thereafter no more wild horses were seen. according to a report published by the magazine of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. in 2012.
Przewalski’s horse is considered the last species of wild horse in the world.