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Wild horses are EXTINCT: Domesticated breeds are now the only ones to survive on the planet, [tr]
UK Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2018 | Joe Pinkstone

Posted on 02/23/2018 5:44:36 AM PST by C19fan

The last 'wild' horses is the world are not truly wild, according to a shock DNA study.

Przewalski's horses, a breed thought to be the last 'wild' species, are the descendants of escaped once-domesticated animals.

The research turns the mysterious origin of domesticated horses 'upside down', experts claim.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: agriculture; animalhusbandry; equus; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; horses; huntergatherers; przewalski
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1 posted on 02/23/2018 5:44:36 AM PST by C19fan
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I wonder how many species have become extinct through the thousands of generations of life on earth.

or is it millions of generations?

I know it didn’t work out too well for the dinosaurs lol


2 posted on 02/23/2018 5:47:58 AM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know saying Syrian rebels in anost back in Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: C19fan

Global Warming?


3 posted on 02/23/2018 5:48:24 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (The first step in ending the war on white people is to recognize it exists.)
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To: C19fan

Are zebras horses?


4 posted on 02/23/2018 5:52:20 AM PST by Mercat
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http://www.chincoteague.com/ponies.html

Two herds of wild horses make their home on Assateague Island, separated by a fence at the Maryland-Virginia line. These small but sturdy, shaggy horses have adapted to their environment over the years by eating dune and marsh grasses and drinking fresh water from ponds. While they appear tame, they are wild, and Park Rangers urge visitors not to feed or pet them.
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Every animal on earth was ‘wild’ until we ‘domesticated’ them. That includes humans!!!!!!


5 posted on 02/23/2018 5:52:23 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers)
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To: C19fan

All horses currently living in the wild are ordered to report to the nearest ranch for processing.


6 posted on 02/23/2018 5:54:45 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: C19fan

No wonder they couldn’t drag Mick Jagger away. They are extinct.


7 posted on 02/23/2018 5:56:46 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: C19fan

I would say wild horses are still around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJYpym4WOaI


8 posted on 02/23/2018 5:57:41 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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http://www.ncwildhorses.com/beaufort.htm


9 posted on 02/23/2018 5:57:51 AM PST by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: C19fan
Are the extinctions for individual Equidae-equus-ferus sub-species or are we talking entire horse families?


10 posted on 02/23/2018 5:59:36 AM PST by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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To: C19fan

Yesterday, we “knew” the evolutionary origin of modern horse breeds.

Today, POOF!!, we don’t. What changed? The horse breeds? No...Our understanding of the scientific data changed.

The science lesson for today?

Science is a collection of theories that are supported by data. But newer data can diminish the validity of an accepted theory or destroy it altogether.

If someone refuses to debate evidence by saying “oh, that’s ‘settled’ science”, they are disingenuous (think liberals on global warming). Science, BY DEFINITION, is NEVER settled.


11 posted on 02/23/2018 6:01:09 AM PST by XEHRpa
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Have they visited the Outer Banks in NC? They’re everywhere.


12 posted on 02/23/2018 6:03:05 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

Those horses live wild but they ancestors were domesticated horses brought over from Europe who escaped.


13 posted on 02/23/2018 6:06:13 AM PST by C19fan
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To: dp0622

There were probably several different variations of the ancestral wild (never domesticated) horses, before the dawn of the age of civilization. But they would have been either domesticated, or killed off by extensive hunting, as horseflesh may have been considered a delicacy in the early days of dawning of culture, and certainly, horsehide is a much coveted form of leather.

The horse genome has not changed terribly much, as horses gone feral have been able to adapt to a wide range of conditions and even climates, from desert to forest cover. The war horses and draft horses of Europe (Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons and others) were descended from a variant found in forests, the “forest horse”, while the western mustang is probably descended from desert horses known as Arabians.


14 posted on 02/23/2018 6:07:28 AM PST by alloysteel (Coming in dead-stick, high, hot and blind, with the glide angle of a brick. What a rush.....)
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Przevalski horses are thriving in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gGcQsQ3PH0


15 posted on 02/23/2018 6:23:08 AM PST by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: XEHRpa

+1


16 posted on 02/23/2018 6:25:24 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The revolution will not be televised (at least, not by CNN).)
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Sable Island, Canada off Nova Scotia has wild horses.


17 posted on 02/23/2018 6:36:13 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: C19fan

Not extinct, they have evolved.


18 posted on 02/23/2018 6:47:40 AM PST by myerson
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The Spanish brought horses to the New World. In modern times, there have been no native horses. I think they are referring to the ancestors of modern horses.


19 posted on 02/23/2018 6:50:18 AM PST by myerson
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Jeez...they’re NOT EXTINCT; they’re just HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT.


20 posted on 02/23/2018 7:07:52 AM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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