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Did You Know: Przewalski Horses

Przewalski’s have always been regarded as the last living wild horses. However, researchers found out that they are wild offspring of domesticated horses.

Researchers made a fossil-based horse DNA discovery. The Przewalski horses are no longer considered wild horses, because according to the results of the study the Przewalski horses are offspring of domesticated horses. However, they have gone feral over thousands of years. This makes them relatives of the first domesticated horses.

But who were the first ancestors of our horses today? To find out this information, the group of researchers will go to other areas to do their study. The scientists also concentrate on Eurasia and central Europe. For example, they have found out the genotype of horses from Hungary and Rumania.

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