Przewalski's Horse | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Przewalski's Horse

Equus ferus przewalskii

  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

By 1966, the Przewalski's 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  →


Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Limited habitat, Exploitation of resources

Fun fact

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

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