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Media Releases 

Critically Endangered Asian Horses Have Arrived!

For the first time in its history, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is home to critically endangered Mongolian or Przewalski’s horses, an Asian species that was listed as “extinct” in the wild. “These critically endangered horses are exciting additions to our Asian conservation programs and reflect zoological collaboration at its best,” said Tanya M. Peterson, CEO and President.

With different DNA than domestic horses, the Mongolian or Przewalski horse, named after a Russian explorer who identified the wild horse subspecies during his exploration of Mongolia in the 19th century, is known as the last truly wild horse, having never been domesticated. Thanks to coordinated breeding programs by zoos and related reintroductions of the species to national parks in Mongolia and China, the population of Przewalski’s horses is now at 2,000!

SF Zoo is now home two females, a 17-year-old and a 22-year-old. You can find them in the Zoo’s “Asian Conservation Zone,” across from the Komodo Dragon habitat.

Links to live footage:  CBS5, and their arrival was shared on social media: Twitter/XFacebook and Instagram.