Once extinct in the wild, the wild horses of the Mongolian steppe are back. Thanks to an extensive project that released thirty descendants of zoo animals onto the steppe, three hundred Takhi now roam as free as their ancestors did for 40,000 years.
Ursula von der Leyen has kicked off a tour of Asia in Ulaanbaatar, where she didn't look her gift horse in the mouth but did whisper into its ear. She will also head to China, Australia and Bahrain for security talks.
New genetic research has revealed that the world's wild horses went extinct hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. Scientists found that an assumed wild breed, native to Mongolia, were actually domesticated horses.
Wide steppes, busy cities and Christmas illuminations - travel destinations in Europe and Asia fascinate the viewers of our tv travel show. They sent us their holiday videos and the winners are...
Harsh winters and dry summers are threatening the livelihoods of Mongolia's nomadic herders. Some are banding together to safeguard their herds - and communities - from the extreme conditions.
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