URUMQI (XINHUA) – Eighteen foals of the rare Przewalski’s horses have been born in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region so far this year, including four captive-bred ones.
The Przewalski’s horse, named after its Russian discoverer, is an endangered species native to the desert grassland of Central Asia. It is considered the only wild horse in existence today.
Most of the new foals were born in the Kalamaili Nature Reserve, the main habitat of the wild horses in northern Xinjiang’s Junggar Basin, according to the reserve’s management centre.
The horse’s wild population in the autonomous region was 240 by the end of 2019.