May 2021: Przewalski’s Horse

Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Perissodactyla > Equidae > Equus > Ferus

Przewalski’s horse is the last remaining species of wild horse and inhabits the grasslands and deserts of China and Mongolia. This social species has never been domesticated, but can hybridize with the domestic horse. With less than 200 mature individuals, this species is considered endangered from overhunting.

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Join a creative community focusing on a unique animal each month. Create art inspired by the featured animal and share it with #FaunaFocus.

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Education

We can’t truly protect that which we don’t understand, thus wildlife conservation cannot succeed without education. It’s only when people are made aware of an animal’s plight and become familiar with the pressures it faces that a connection is made and a passion is ignited.

Wildlife education will foster curiosity, connection, and understanding of the natural world. FaunaFocus is committed to providing reliable, accurate, and interesting information about wildlife. All information provided is well-researched and relies on primary sources from wildlife specialists. All sources are cited to allow visitors to fact-check and discover more.

FaunaFacts

FaunaFocus releases a new FaunaFact every single day! These bite-sized bits of information are interesting facts paired with a unique image of that animal.

Przewalski's Horse

Przewalski’s Horse

Przewalski’s horse was considered extinct in the wild until 1996, but due to successful reintroductions, the population currently consists of more than 50 wild mature individuals.

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Inspiration

Create art inspired by the featured animal and share it with #FaunaFocus.

FaunaFocus welcomes all artforms and artists! Anyone can partake in FaunaFocus, from beginners to professionals! Create your artwork traditionally or digitally in any medium that inspires you.

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Free-For-All

Submit an original artwork inspired by this month’s FaunaFocus and receive feedback from experienced judges.

The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is an art competition that is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria.

Przewalski’s Horse
Visual Kraft Design

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Yodeldog

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Vetrina Nicole Art

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Conservation

FaunaFocus has collaborated with organizations, such as the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the American Eagle Foundation, in order to raise almost $4,500 for wildlife conservation efforts.

Koala Host Train

Koala Host Train

FaunaFocus raised $1,827.68 for the World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF)’s Keep Koala’s Climbing Wild-Livestream event benefitting the vulnerable koala.

Eagle Host Train

Eagle Host Train

FaunaFocus raised $1,041.82 for the American Eagle Foundation’s National American Bald Eagle Day campaign benefitting the bald eagle and other birds of prey.

Sea Turtle Host Train

Sea Turtle Host Train

FaunaFocus raised $836 for World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF’s Wild-Livestream event benefitting sea turtles, such as the endangered green turtle and the critically endangered hawksbill turtle.

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Tiger Host Train

FaunaFocus raised $750 for World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF’s Wild-Livestream event benefitting the endangered tiger.