Rebuilding in the Wild

Rebuilding in the Wild (HM23YG)

Location: Washington, DC 20008
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.849', W 77° 2.965'

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Breeding Programs
Habitat loss and competition with livestock caused drastic declines in Pzrewalski's horses. Declared extinct in the wild in the 1960s, zoo breeding programs rebuilt populations from 14 individuals.

Successful breeding programs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) help maintain a healthy and genetically diverse population. In July 2013, SCBI celebrated a breakthrough with the birth of a Przewalski's horse via artificial insemination.

High-Tech Tracking
Przewalski's horses are being reintroduced to protected areas in their native range. SCBI scientists monitor the horses' movements using camera traps and satellite tracking collars. The information gathered helps us better understand threats to the horses' long-term survival. The goal is to support and expand self-sustaining herds in the wild.

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The first foal produced via artificial insemination

Delores Reed/SCBI

This family group, including one horse wearing a tracking collar, was photographed by a camera trap in the Kalamaili Nature Reserve in China.
HM NumberHM23YG
Placed BySmithsonian Institution
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Date Added Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322356 N 4311096
Decimal Degrees38.93081667, -77.04941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.849', W 77° 2.965'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 50.94" N, 77° 2' 57.9" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 95 Olmsted Walk, Washington DC 20008, US
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