Xinhua: China sends four endangered horses to Mongolia

Four endangered Przewalski’s horses were sent to Mongolia from west China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Monday, marking the first time for China to send the horses to another country since reintroducing the species 17 years ago, according to Cao Jie, director of the Xinjiang Wild Horse Propagation Center. China and Mongolia are the only two countries that have successively released Przewalski’s horses into the wild. Zoologists from both countries said the exchange is just the first of many that will help to optimize the species, maintain genetic diversity and further raise reproduction and survival rates. Przewalski’s horses historically live on grasslands that are now part of China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Mongolia. The species faced extinction after rampant hunting that began in the early 19th century. To read the full article, click hereChina sends four endangered horses to Mongolia

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