Though closely related to the domestic horse, Przewalski’s horse (Equus przewalksi) has never been
Prze horse

Equus przewalksi at the Cincinnati Zoo

domesticated and is truly a wild horse. Highly social, the horses live in harems consisting of a single male and several females. Young males often form bachelor groups until they are able to lead their own harem.

Nibbling each others' backs and sides is a sign of alliance between group members.Within half an hour of its birth, a foal is on its feet and moving with the herd.In the face of natural predators like wolves, mares will surround the foals to protect them while the stallion charges at the intruders

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  • Length: Up to 7 ft
  • Weight: Up to 770 lbs
  • Lifespan: 20 yrs in captivity
  • Habitat: Dry grasslands and desert
  • Diet: Primarily grass, some bark, leaves, fruits, and roots
  • Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Critically Endangered )
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