Khustain-Nuruu National Park

 Parque Nacional Khustain-Nuruu
Parque Nacional Khustain-Nuruu

Khustain-Nuruu National Park – this park is about 60 miles west of the capital, and it is home to the takhi, an endangered subspecies of wild horse. These stout, sandy colored horses are the only truly wild horses left in existence, and they were once extinct in the wild, their numbers diminished down to an astonishing thirteen, until scientists and conservationists made efforts to save the species and increase the population. In the 1990s, they were reintroduced to Khustain-Nuruu National Park and now there are over 1,500 of them roaming the hills and steppes. Besides these remarkable horses, there is an abundance of other wildlife within the park, including gazelles, grey wolves, and the Eurasian lynx.

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