Before their populations dwindled, these horses spanned regions in Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia and China.
Przewalski’s were originally found in the area of the Tachan Schah mountains which lie on the edge of the Gobi Desert. They were officially re-identified by Colonel N M Przewalski in 1881. Many people think the Gobi is just a huge desert. However, unlike the Sahara, only a tiny part of it is a sandy desert. While the Gobi is extremely dry, the region also has springs, steppes, forests, and high mountains.