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Extinction Countdown

Does the U.S. do a good job handling wild horses?: Yea or Neigh?

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There’s been a lot of whinnying lately over the fate of wild horses in the U.S.: How many there should be? What happens to the ones that get culled? Should they remain wild at all? The fates of these iconic animals has people on each side of the debate, including celebrities like Sheryl Crow, up [...]

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Observations

Horse Fossil Yields Astonishingly Old Genome—Are Similarly Ancient Human Genomes Next?

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Researchers have recovered DNA from a nearly 700,000-year-old horse fossil and assembled a draft of the animal’s genome from it. It is the oldest complete genome to date by a long shot–hundreds of thousands of years older than the previous record holder, which came from an archaic human that lived around 80,000 years ago. The [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Przewalski’s Horses

The baby P-horse, born July 27, 2013. Photo via Smithsonian National Zoo.

They’re the only species of horse never to be domesticated, and have a fascinating history.

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The Thoughtful Animal

A horse is a horse, of course of course

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In general, the ability to attribute attention to others seems important: it allows an animal to notice the presence of other individuals (whether conspecifics, prey, or predators) as well as important locations or events by following the body orientation or eyegaze of others. We’ve spent a lot of time here at The Thoughtful Animal thinking [...]

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