The stakes are high, the conditions tough, but the takhi are resilient and adaptive, and much is being done to help their acclimatisation.
The takhi is Mongolia's largest herbivore and without it, the capacity for the ecosystem to adapt is greatly reduced.
Before leaving Mongolia, I went to find the takhi in Hustain Numu National Park.
Rock engravings in Italy, France and Spain dating from between 20,000 and 90,000 BC show figures that resemble takhi.
Genghis Khan was supposedly thrown from his horse when it reared as a herd of takhi crossed its path
A group of Dutch scientists in the late 1970s discovered there were only 300 takhi remaining in zoos and private collections around the world.
Before the zoo-bred takhi could be released, they had to be trained to live in the wild again.
Despite the reintroduction successes, takhi still aren't in the clear.
The reintroduction program has done more than bring takhi back to Mongolia.
2 According to the article, what challenges do takhi face in the wild that they didn't face in captivity?
3 Which of the following contributed to the decline of wild takhi in Mongolia?