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Czechs return rare wild horses to the wild


DOLNI DOBREJOV, Czech Republic (AP) -- An army transport plane has taken off from a military airport in the Czech capital to take four rare wild horses to Mongolia as part of the Prague Zoo's efforts to reintroduce the endangered Przewalski horse to its native habitat.

The three mares and a stallion will be taken on a 6,000-kilometer (3700-mile) flight.They will continue another 280 kilometers (175 miles) on two trucks to the western Mongolian reserve of Khomiin Tal.

The Przewalski horse became extinct in the wild by the early 1970s.

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