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This Baby Horse Was Cloned Using DNA That Was Frozen for 40 Years

SingularityHub: “Kurt the horse was born in Texas this past August. But he’s not just any horse; he’s a Przewalski’s horse, an endangered species of wild horse that comes from central Asia (primarily Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and western China). There hasn’t been one seen in the wild since 1969; in the second half of the 20th century the species’ population declined because of human and livestock taking over the land they inhabited and extra-harsh winters. In Mongolian folk tales Przewalski’s horses were seen as the “riding mounts of the gods,” and Mongolians thus call the horses “takhi,” meaning spirit or holy…”

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