Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

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Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia




read more

Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia

read more

Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992


read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia



read more

Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia



read more

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Takhi

The holy Animal of the Mongolians

An eventful History

There is a special relationship between the Mongolian people and their wild horses. They call it “takhi” – which means holy.

In 1968 the last free-roaming wild horse was seen in Mongolia – in the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area. Ever since the wild horse was declared extinct in the wild. Only a few animals have survived in zoos and private hand.

SuccessfulReturn to theHome Country

 In 1992, International Takhi Group (ITG) started its successful reintroduction project in the Dzungarian Gobi, the original habitat of the wild horse in Mongolia’s southwest.

The development of the project is positive despite several setbacks - the wild horse has become native again in its original home country. In 2011, the International Union für Conservation of Nature IUCN reclassified the threat status of the przewalski horse from originally  „extinct in the wild“ and „critically endangered“ to „endangered“.