Przewalski’s Horse

Unlike domestic horses, Przewalski’s horse sheds the hairs on its tail and mane in the summer all at once before growing a denser coat in the winter.

Przewalski’s horse has a stiff, dark brown mane and grows a dense coat for very cold winters and sheds into a lighter coat for very hot summers.

The horse sheds the hairs on its tail and mane all at once, unlike domestic horses that lose only a few hairs at a time.


Image | © Eric Andresen, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | Denver Zoological Foundation, 1997; King, Boyd, Zimmermann, & Kendall, 2015

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