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Help Build a Beautiful Home for Przewalski’s Horses

  • a graphic image of a Przewalski's horse stands in front of a decorative mandala shape
  • A group of Przewalski's horse foals and one mare standing in the grass with trees in the background

We need your help to showcase one of the greatest success stories in conservation history! Przewalski’s horses were once extinct in the wild, but conservation programs around the world, including those spearheaded by the Smithsonian, have brought these horses back from the brink.

In 2013, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) scientists were the first to successfully breed these horses via artificial insemination—a huge breakthrough for the survival of the species.

Today, about 1,900 Przewalski’s horses are back in the wild. But there’s more work to be done. Przewalski’s horses are still endangered, and we need your help to upgrade the exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, for both the horses and our visitors. Just this summer, four foals were born at the Zoo's SCBI campus in Front Royal, Virginia.

In Mongolia, Przewalski’s horses are called "takhi," which means "spirit." So, we’re asking generous donors like you to show your giving spirit and make a donation to help bring Przewalski's horses back on public exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in a beautiful new habitat worthy of their incredible conservation success story.

Friends of the National Zoo will match up to $50,000 in donations, so your tax-deductible gift will go even further in helping us reach our goal!

Donate today!

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Again, thank you for your generous support. Donors will receive special recognition for contributions outlined below. The Smithsonian's National Zoo will contact you regarding tours and the reception upon the exhibit's completion.

Receive Special Recognition for Your Gift

  • $100 | Recognition on a Zoo webpage
  • $250 | An invitation to the exhibit opening reception
  • $500 | Name recognition at the exhibit opening reception
  • $1,000 | An exclusive Meet-A-Keeper tour with animal care staff
  • $2,500 | A special van tour at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute – a unique opportunity to interact with SCBI staff that work closely with Przewalski’s horses

For questions and additional information, please call 202-633-2922 or contact us.

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is a nonprofit organization, charitable tax ID number 52-0853312.