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Przewalski's Horse

(engl: Przewalski's Horse)

Saved from extinction!

The Przewalski's Horse is the ancestor of all domestic horse breeds. Originally, it was commonly found throughout Eurasia. Hunting and ever-expanding herds of pets have almost led to its extinction in the wild. They were last sighted sighted in the wild in 1968. Zoo breeding programs provide an insurance population to preserve the species from extinction. In 1992, reintroduction began in Mongolia.

All Horses are not the same

The Przewalski's Horse differs significantly from the domestic horse. Not only is it smaller and stockier, but their dark upright mane running to the tail is characteristic of the Przewalski Horse.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Przewalski-Pferd
Verbreitungsgebiet: Przewalski-Pferd
Scientific Surname Equus ferus przewalski
Order Perissodactyla
Family Horses
Size shoulder height 145 cm
Weight till 350 kg
Reproduction gestation period: 11 month, 1 subadult
Distribution formerly Eurasia
Habitat steppes
Food Herbs, Grasses, Branches, Foliage
Livestock resettled in the wild


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