100th Takhi of Khomyn Tal

  • 2020-07-23

On July 22nd, the Takhi population in newly established Khomyn Tal National Park has reached 100. A foal, female, was born to a mare named Sharga. Since June, twelve foals have been born eleven of which are live births.  Approximately the same number of foals are expected to be born by autumn this year. Takhi or Przewalski horse status has been upgraded from extinct in the wild to critically endangered then endangered by IUCN, thanks to successful reintroduction in three locations in Mongolia, its native habitat. In Khomyn Tal, twelve horses were brought from France in 2004, followed by ten more in 2005 and four horses from Prague Zoo, Czech Republic.