Quick Answer: Are Wild Horses Going Extinct?

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Are horses going extinct?

All the wild horses are extinct: study. New genetic research has revealed that the world’s wild horses went extinct hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. Scientists found that an assumed wild breed, native to Mongolia, were actually domesticated horses.

When did wild horses go extinct?

The horse was already in the Americas, but became extinct between 8,000 and 12,000 years ago.

How many wild horses are left?

Not even close. As of March 1, 2016, there were 67,000 horses and burros on public lands and 45,000 in government holding pens. Computer models show that the current population, including foals born in 2016, is approximately 75,000 wild horses and burros.

How many Przewalski horses are left in the world?

Other horses that are thought of as wild are in fact feral. There are roughly 2,000 takhi in the world right now, and the largest number of them live at Hustai National Park, within 60 miles of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar.