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Can zoos save species?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Squirrel monkeys climb on an abacus during a photocall to illustrate the annual stocktake at London Zoo on January 03, 2023 in London, England. The annual event takes almost a week to complete with the information being shared with other zoos. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

The Takhi horse once roamed wild across the Central Asian steppes. But by the 1960s, it looked like they would almost certainly go extinct. In this video, TED-Ed explores how zoos played a vital role in their revival — and what this could mean for the future.

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