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ASIAN WILD HORSE

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Image: Two Asian wild horses graze
together.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Equus Ferus
HOUSE NAME: 
Male "Berezhnei" Female "Ibaqa"

HABITAT:  Originally thriving in the grassland areas of Mongolia, this species was pushed to desert habitats.  They have been reintroduced to National Reserves of Mongolia and China

CONSERVATION STATUS: Endangered
Classified as Extinct in the Wild until 2008, but since a series of reintroductions, have developed free ranging populations in the wild. All Przewalski’s horses alive today are descendent of 14 individuals from a captive breeding program. Current classification as Endangered with populations increasing.

CONSERVATION RESOURCE:  
True Wild Horse - Forever Free

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FUN FACT:   Once extinct in the wild, the Przewalski’s horse is considered the last true wild horse; its populations derive from re-introductions from zoos.

DIET:   Hay and vegetation.

DESCRIPTION:   The body of the horse measures from 86 to 110 inches in length, tail length ranges from 39 to 44 inches. They stand 47 to 57 inches in height weighing up to 730lbs.   They are stockier than domestic horses and feature thick black manes that stand erect. They will shed their mane each spring unlike domestic horses.  Coats are a dusty color with lighter yellowish white color on the face and belly.  There are traces of yellowish-white stripes just above the hooves.   

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