• 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.

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