Equidae

Morphology

Weight
from 250 to 300 kg
Height
from 1.30 to 1.40 m at withers
Length

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Equidae

DIET

Przewalski’s horse is herbivorous. It mainly feeds on grasses and other herbaceous plants.
 

Reproduction :

Period of reproduction : spring
Gestation : 11 months
Litter : 1 foal
Sexual maturity : 3 years
Lifespan : average 34 years
 

Habitat - lifestyle

 
Przewalski’s horse live in family groups of 5 to 10 individuals in the Mongolian Steppes, between 700 and 1,800 metres altitude.

 
numbers


Following reintroduction programmes, several thousand now live in Mongolia and northern China.
 

did you know ?

Man has never domesticated this horse!
It is the ancestor of domestic horses, found in cave paintings.
           
The name Przewalski, comes from Colonel Nikolai Przhevalsky, a Russian explorer who discovered it for the first time in the Gobi desert in 1879.