Przewalskis Horse

Przewalskis Horse

This primitive horse (it has 66 chromosomes instead of 64) was thought to have been hunted to extinction by Mongolian tribesmen, until a small herd was discovered in 1881 on the edge of the Gobi Desert by the Russian Explorer, Col. N. Przewalski.

It is still threatened with extinction, although it is found in many zoos.

Origin: Mongolia.

Colour: dun with mealy muzzle, dorsal stripe.

Height: 12 – 13.2 hands.

Conformation: large, primitive head with eyes set high up, short body, slight hindquarters.

Character: aggressive, undomesticated.

Uses: zoos.