Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Equus ferus
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What

Przewalski's horse Equus ferus ssp. przewalskii

Observer

ctnash

Date

June 7, 1984

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Captive breeding colony.

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Square

What

Equus przewalskii Equus ferus ssp. przewalskii

Observer

congonaturalist

Date

January 7, 2006

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Date approximate.

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What

Mongolian wild horse Equus ferus ssp. przewalskii

Observer

jakob

Date

February 15, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

3 Mongolian wild horses kept in an enclosure as part of the paläon museum and exhibit, featuring the world famous Schöningen Spears, which date back to 300,000 B.P., which were discovered in the nearby lignite mine.

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What

Przewalski's Horse Equus ferus ssp. przewalskii

Observer

csavy

Date

August 20, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Przewalski's Horse Equus ferus ssp. przewalskii

Observer

zieak

Date

September 22, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

Observer

invertboy

Date

May 4, 2012 12:59 PM PDT

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P1070016

What

Przewalski's horse Equus ferus ssp. przewalskii

Observer

muir

Date

June 22, 2011 03:19 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Extinct in the wild until a semi-free-ranging population was established from captive stock in the 1990s. 300+ animals now exist in the wild in Mongolia, and another 100+ animals in China range free in the summer and are sheltered and fed in the winter. All known Przewalski's horses descend from 13-14 captive founders.

The National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center is part of an international effort to maintain genetic diversity in captive animals for future returns in the wild.

Read more about the zoo's P-horses here:
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/SCBI/ReproductiveScience/WildEquids/Diaries/PhorseBackground.cfm

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Description from Wikipedia

The wild horse (Equus ferus) is a species of the genus Equus, which includes as subspecies both the modern domesticated horse (Equus ferus caballus) as well as the undomesticated Tarpan (Equus ferus ferus) and Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii). The Przewalski's Horse was saved from the brink of extinction and reintroduced successfully to the wild. The Tarpan became extinct in the 19th century, though it was a possible ancestor of the domestic horse, and roamed the...

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