8 animals brought back from the brink of extinction
Once thought destined to be lost forever, these species have rallied to beat the odds.
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The only true wild horse in the wild today, Przewalski's Horse is native to the steppes of central Asia. It features a stocky build compared to domesticated horses, with shorter legs, hair and faint stripes along its body.
Despite going extinct in the wild sometime in the mid-20th century, the species rebounded thanks to the successful reintroduction of captive horses from zoos back into their natural habitat. Some 400 now live in the wilds of Mongolia and China, with the total worldwide population in zoos and sanctuaries at about 1,500.