IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Endangered Red List Criteria
Boyd, L. & King, S.R.B. Reviewer/s
Moehlman, P.D. & Zimmerman, W. Contributor/s Justification
Previously listed as Extinct in the Wild from the 1960s up to the assessment in 1996. The species was then reassessed as Critically Endangered due to at least one surviving mature individual in the wild. Successful reintroductions have qualified this species for reassessment. The population is currently estimated to consist of more than 50 mature individuals free-living in the wild for the past five years. This taxon is threatened by hybridization with domestic horses, loss of genetic diversity, and disease. As the population size is small, it is vulnerable to stochastic events such as severe weather. Equus ferus przewalskii
qualifies as Endangered under criterion D.