Przewalski's horse

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Przewalski's horse

a primitive dun-colored pony with a dark dorsal stripe and zebra markings on the legs, 12.1 to 14 hands high. Called also Mongolian wild horse.
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Przewalski's horse. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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Caption: Przewalski's horses (one shown in Mongolia) are the last truly wild species of horse, a new study of ancient DNA suggests.
By lining up the DNA from the ancient and modern horses, the researchers concluded that Przewalski's horse is a separate, truly wild species that split sometime between 38,000 and 72,000 years ago from the lineage that led to domestic horses.
Wild Przewalski's horses went extinct in the mid-20th century.
China started a breeding program for the species in 1985, relying on Przewalski's horses brought back to the WHPC from Britain, Germany and the United States to breed the species.
In the 1980s, when the number of Przewalski's horses bred in captivity reached 500, experts started reintroduction programs.
The male and female Przewalski's horses demonstrated similar behavioural responses to transportation.
Boyd (1998) observed that after Przewalski's horses were released into an enclosure, moving time increased; and our results demonstrated the same.
Because the wild horse has an extra pair of chromosomes compared with modern domestic horses, the team was surprised to find that Przewalski's horse had no SNPs of its own.
Either ancestral horses had extra chromosomes, as Przewalski's horse does, which later fused to form a single chromosome in the domestic horse, or ancestral horses had a big, domestic-looking chromosome that later broke to make the Przewalski's extra chromosomes, Wade says.
The center houses some 300 animals representing more than 30 species, including red pandas, Eld's deer, Przewalski's horses, and Guam rails.
Three Przewalski's horses -- only ever seen in zoos and cave paintings -- are being grazed on a patch of land in Clocaenog Forest.
Horse domestication and conservation genetics of Przewalski's horse inferred from sex chromosomal and autosomal sequences.