No, Paleomix doesn't come out of the Asterix and Obelix comic books! Paleomix is the name of a research group at the Centre of GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. In 2013, these researchers published an article that was very important for the scientific understanding of the biology of the Przewalski horse.

The article, published in the prestigious journal Nature, found that, from an evolutionary point of view, the Przewalski's horse and domestic horse diverged genetically 38,000 to 72,000 years ago. This means that the Przewalski's horse and the domestic horse are truly different species, and that the Przewalski's horse is indeed the last wild horse.

In tribute to this group of researchers, we named one of the 2013 foals, born in Mongolia, Paleomix (pictured here). According to our ranger, Paleomix is the most beautiful, largest and strongest foals of 2013. He benefits from his size to go after older foals in the other groups, because, in his family, there is only one foal from 2013: Nine, a young, slender filly. So, Paleomix prefers to plays with Higgs and Urgamal, and together they form a the " terrible trio" who are run amok. The future stallions of Mongolia will be something!

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