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Przewalski's Horse (Takhi) Breeding Program

The Przewalski’s Horse was declared extinct in the 1960s and the small number of horses that reside in zoos have become pivotal in ensuring their on-going survival. The re-establishment of Przewalski’s Horse in the wild relies on the sound management of zoo-based herds. In their native homeland of Mongolia, where they are called Takhi, the first reintroductions occurred between 1992 and 2004. While hunting caused the Przewalski Horse’s extinction, the main threats to the reintroduced animals are hybridisation with domestic horses and competition for food and water with livestock.