Extinction Is Not Inevitable. These Species Were Saved.

The Przewalski’s horse is exceptional. It is the only horse species that has never been domesticated, and it also managed to very narrowly escape a brush with extinction.

By 1969, agriculture, hunting and a string of severe winters had caused the species to disappear from its last range in Mongolia. Some horses survived in captivity, but in the 1960s, they were quickly being inbred to the point of no return. The horse was saved, however, by a carefully controlled, last-ditch captive…

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