Przewalski's horse feeds on grasses and other plants, while in captivity it also takes hay and grain Przewalski's horse range
Wild horses (Equus ferus) lived in Europe and Asia 10 to 15 thousand years ago before being pushed back to the furthest limits of their range Przewalski's horse habitat
Przewalski's horse occmammals
Przewalski's horse status
Przewalski's horse is classified as Endangered (EN) by the IUCN Red List Przewalski's horse threats
Habitat degradation, human activities including hunting and conflict, along with competition with domestic livestock for water and forage were all thought to be responsible for driving the extinction of Przewalski's horse in the wild in the 1960s Przewalski's horse conservation
After the subspecies became Extinct in the Wild, it clung on in a number of small populations in various zoos around the world. In 1977, the Foundation for the Preservation and Protection of the Przewalski's horse (FPPPH) was established in the Netherlands with the long-term aim of returning this ancient horse to the wild Find out more
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- The state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth.
- Cross-breeding between two different species or subspecies.
- The breeding of closely related individuals. An inbred population usually has less genetic variability and this is generally disadvantageous for its long-term survival and success.
- A different race of a species, which is geographically separated from other populations of that species.