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Takhi Horses in the Mongolian Steppes

Takhi horses are ancient wild horses with 66 chromosomes, as opposed to a domesticated horse with 64; thus they cannot breed with other horses. They have no color variation, and have been over-hunted throughout the years, leading them to be classified as extinct in the 1970′s. As a result of strong breeding programs, the Takhis were revitalized and brought back to Mongolia! Now there are over 300 of them in the Hustai (Khustain Nuruu) National Park.

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