Herd of Przewalski horses inside Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (Ukraine). September 2016.
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Wild horses native to the steppes of Asia live now in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (Ukraine), with an expanding population, 34 years after the nuclear accident.
Archaeologists investigate an ancient habitation site in western Mongolia, seeking clues to the early history of domestic horses.
Archaeologists have long argued over when and how people first domesticated horses. A decade ago, new techniques appeared to have provided answers – but further discoveries change the story again.
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Ukraine) with the new safe confinement building over the number 4 reactor unit. May 2017.
The initial impact of the catastrophe on nature was important, but the exclusion zone has now become a natural reserve.
A new study of ancient Botai horses turns our knowledge about wild and domestic horses on its head.
A meerkat at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra. The Zoo has recently announced an expansion that will double its size.
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Zoos’ role in conservation is divisive, but in Australia they could be critical in securing and even recovering threatened species.
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The best modern zoos focus on conservation, education and research – not entertainment.
A star is born? LuLu and her still unnamed baby.
Rob Young / Belo Horizonte Zoo
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