First Przewalski’s Horse Born Via Artificial Insemination

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 Picture of a foal laying in grass

The birth of a Przewalski’s horse—the first in the world to be born via artificial insemination—is giving the once decimated species new hope. The filly was born July 27 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia.    Przewalski’s horses are rare and endangered wild horses native to Mongolia. They were declared extinct in the wild in the 1960s, but have since been reintroduced to Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan. There are an estimated 1,500 Przewalski’s horses in the world, most of which live in captivity.    The yet-to-be-named filly, here just days old, was born July 27.  SOURCE
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