The pronunciation of Przewalski’s horse is one of those challenges that one faces when one works in zoos. And, were it not for captive breeding in zoos, this species would now be as extinct as the Dodo, for the last Przewalski’s horse was sighted in the 1960s and despite expeditions to seek additional specimens in and around the Gobi Desert, none have been found. It is all the more remarkable then, that from a “founder” population of nine animals, there now exists a captive population of some 700, and plans are currently being made to reintroduce them to their original habitat, thus realizing the conservationist’s ultimate dream.
KeywordsCaptive Population Captive Breeding Gobi Desert Domestic Horse Wild Horse
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