Przewalski's Wild Horse | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Przewalski's Wild Horse

Equus ferus przewalskii


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

By 1966, the Przewalski's Wild Horse was completely extinct in the wild, but have since been successfully reintroduced into the wild amongst the reserves and national parks of Mongolia following a successful captive breeding programme. The IUCN has since reclassified its conservation status from ‘extinct in the wild’ to ‘endangered’.

Native Range →

Reintroduced in China and Mongolia

Natural Habitat  →

Steppe and semi desert habitats

Diet  →

Grasses and other vegetation

Life Expectancy  →

20-25 years in the wild and in zoos

Breeding  →

1 foal from an 11 month gestation period

Group Name  →

Herd

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Limited habitat, Exploitation of resources

Fun fact

Przewalski's Wild Horses use their sharp hooves to excavate the ground in the search for water.

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