This species also known as “Takhi” was thought to have gone extinct in the wild in 1969. About 50 individuals managed to survive in captivity, from which a new population was able to recover. In the meantime some individuals have been reintroduced in the wild in Mongolia and China, where they are also reproducing. Some of the released Przewalski’s horses were born here in Leipzig. Status according to Red List: Endangered
Order: odd-toed ungulates; family: horses Przewalski’s horses are the last truly remaining wild horses. They are not the ancestors of our domestic horses however.
Grass, bark, leaves
The steppes and semi-deserts of Central Asia
Gestation period ca. 11 months, 1 foal (30 kg)
Status according to Red List:Endangered (EN)