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After 65 years, a Desert Nomad Crosses a Railroad Track and Makes History

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After 65 years, a Desert Nomad Crosses a Railroad Track and Makes History
(June 11, 2020) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a photo today of a single Asiatic wild ass or khulan (Equus hemionus hemionus) crossing a previously impenetrable barrier along the Trans Mongolian Railroad – the first known crossing by this near-threatened species into the eastern steppe in 65 years.The crossing is part of the new Trans Mongolian Railroad ‘Wildlife Friendly’ Fence Corridor, a project that creates simple modifications to existing fence designs that run the length of the railroad....

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