• 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.

  • Przewalski’s Horse

    Wolves, such as the grey wolf (Canis lupus), and humans prey on Przewalski’s horse.

  • Przewalski’s Horse

    Przewalski’s horse’s tan to reddish brown coloration helps it blend into its grassland and desert habitat.

  • Przewalski’s Horse

    The Przewalski’s horse’s upper and lower incisors are used for cutting vegetation, while its many hypsodont cheek teeth are used for grinding.

  • Przewalski’s Horse

    Although there is currently no use or trade in Przewalski’s horses, there is potential for capture of animals for cross-breeding as racehorses.

  • Przewalski’s Horse

    Lifespan for Przewalski’s horse is 20-25 years.

  • Przewalski’s Horse

    Although, historically, Przewalski’s horse has declined drastically because of excessive hunting for meat, hunting has been prohibited since 1930 and is not currently a threat.

  • Przewalski’s Horse

    After sexual maturity, female Przewalski’s horses remain in the herd, but males are driven away to live in bachelor groups before establishing or stealing their own harems.

  • 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

    Przewalski’s horse mating and birth occurs in the same season, since females come into heat seven to eight days after giving birth.

The holiday season is approaching and FaunaFocus wants to spread the cheer!

Throughout the months of November and December, FaunaFocus will be hosting a Holiday Art Trade and all are welcome to join! Surprise someone with an animal-themed artwork of their choice and receive an artwork yourself, “Secret Santa” style!

Do you think you know the leopard? Test your knowledge of leopard FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

H. McGill

Do you think you know the spotted hyaena? Test your knowledge of spotted hyaena FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta)

Shadowind

Do you think you know the butterfly viper? Test your knowledge of butterfly viper FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Butterfly Viper (Bitis nasicornis)

Draws With Kitties

Do you think you know the weedy seadragon? Test your knowledge of weedy seadragon FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus)

Shane S. (Yodeldog)

Do you think you know the African wild dog? Test your knowledge of African wild dog FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus)

Shadowind

Do you think you know the Livingstone’s flying fox? Test your knowledge of Livingstone’s flying fox FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Livingstone’s Flying Fox (Pteropus livingstonii)

Shadowind

Do you think you know the mule deer? Test your knowledge of mule deer FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

Shadowind

Do you think you know the Javan rhinoceros? Test your knowledge of Javan rhinoceros FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus)

Deertush

Do you think you know the pine marten? Test your knowledge of pine marten FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Pine Marten (Martes martes)

SarahKWilsonArt

Do you think you know the Tasmanian devil? Test your knowledge of Tasmanian devil FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

As the new year continues, the second annual FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade has come to an end! A total of 17 participants collaborated to make the end-of-the-year holiday season even more merry. Each artist created an artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant. Throughout December, participants received surprise gifts featuring their favorite animals. With an array of media and styles utilized, each artwork was a gift for all and… Read More

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

DoctorMiawoo

Do you think you know the rusty-spotted cat? Test your knowledge of rusty-spotted cat FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!