Since the completion of my dissertation in 1988, I have continued to study Przewalski's horses. In 1991 I journeyed to the Ukraine as part of a research team collecting data on the largest captive population of these animals. In 1994 I co-edited a book with Dr. Katherine Houpt on the species which has received very favorable reviews. In 1994 I also became involved in the reintroduction effort that returned these horses to Mongolia. The Foundation Reserves Przewalski Horse (Netherlands) and the Mongolian Association for the Conservation of Nature and Environment entered into a joint venture to restore the takhi to Mongolia. Sixteen horses were flown to the newly created Hustain Nuruu Steppe Reserve in 1992 and placed in large holding enclosures to become acclimated to the environment. They were released to the wild in 1994. I studied the harems before and after their release, focusing on time budgets, spatial relations and home range establishment. I also gathered data on nursing/suckling behavior of mares and foals because the high birth rate presented a prime opportunity to do so.
I carried out a follow-up study in 1996, helped train Mongolian biologists
on site in 1998, and returned in 1999 to film a half-hour documentary for
the Champions of the Wild television series (Omni Film Productions, Vancouver).
I returned in 2001 to study juvenile dispersal, harem establishment and
transfers, and suckling behavior.