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Welcome, Ollie!

Updated: Mar 26

Advisory Board Member Oliver Ryder, Ph.D., has a new namesake.

Please join us in welcoming “Ollie” to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and in saluting Dr. Ryder for his work as San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s Director of Conservation Genetics.

Ollie, the world’s second successfully cloned Przewalski’s horse, is thriving at his new home in San Pasqual Valley. The foal, born Feb. 17, 2023, and his surrogate mother, a domestic quarter horse, were recently moved from his birthplace at ViaGen Pets & Equine cloning facility in Texas so he can learn the language of being a wild horse from his own species.



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