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Rare wild horse born at Smithsonian

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The birth of a rare wild horse is being celebrated at the Smithsonian. The female Przewalski was born on July 27th and is the first of her kind to be born via artificial insemination.

Photo: Dolores Reed, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute say the Przewalski's horse is considered the last wild horse on the planet and the birth is a huge breakthrough for the species.

The filly and her mother are said to be bonding and in good health.

The Przewalski's horse is native to China and Mongolia. The species was declared extinct in the wild in 1969. There are only 1500 of them living in zoos around the world.

 

 

 

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