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Surprising new study redraws family tree of domesticated and 'wild' horses

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Knight-Dragon, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    Long story short; Przewalski's horses are not the last living wild horses, but descendants of some of the earliest domesticated ones which escaped fr captivity back into the wild.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180222145132.htm

     
  2. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    That's a bummer if you are a Przewalski's horse. But wiki is getting current on the matter.

     

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