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Przewalkis Horse by AnnDixon

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Przewalski’s Horse (Equus ferus przewalskii, Mongolian: Тахь, Takhi; simplified Chinese: 野马; traditional Chinese: 野馬; pinyin: Yěmǎ, or Dzungarian Horse, is a rare and endangered subspecies of wild horse (Equus ferus) native to the steppes of central Asia, specifically China and Mongolia. At one time extinct in the wild, it has been reintroduced to its native habitat in Mongolia at the Khustain Nuruu National Park, Takhin Tal Nature Reserve and Khomiin Tal, The taxonomic position is still debated, and some taxonomists treat Przewalski’s Horse as a species, Equus przewalskii. In China, the last wild Przewalski’s horses were seen in 1966. The Przewalski’s Horse Reintroduction Project of China was initiated in 1985 with the creation of the Xinjiang Wild Horse Breeding Center.

Common names for this equine include Asian Wild Horse and Mongolian Wild Horse. Historical but obsolete names include true tarpan4 and Mongolian tarpan. In English, Przewalski is pronounced /ʃɨˈvælskiː/ or /zɨˈvɑːlskiː/ (the Polish pronunciation is [pʂɛˈvalski]). The horse is named after the Russian geographer and explorer Nikolai Przhevalsky.

Most “wild” horses today, such as the American Mustang or the Australian Brumby, are actually feral horses descended from domesticated animals that escaped and adapted to life in the wild. In contrast, Przewalski’s Horse has never been successfully domesticated and remains a truly wild animal today. Przewalski’s Horse is one of two known subspecies of Equus ferus, the other being the extinct Tarpan (Equus ferus ferus). The Przewalski’s Horse is considered the only remaining truly wild “horse” in the world and may be the closest living wild relative of the domesticated horse, Equus caballus. There are still a number of other wild equines, including three species of zebra and various subspecies of the African wild ass, onager and kiang.

Comments

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Awww gorgeous shot !! fav for me x

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    Oh, my this is totally gorgeous. Such wonderful interesting information too !

    Love this !

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    Just beautiful, a real prize my friend Ann, all love Normajean

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    what a beautiful horse Ann, and great narrative.x

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • pillipala
    pillipalaover 4 years ago

    awwwww what a sweetie!

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, my Granddaughter has joined RB now, “Michaela1991”, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 4 years ago

    Oh, this is beautiful!!! You’ve captured this gorgeous creature so well Ann!!!

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 4 years ago

    Its a great shot Ann, well done

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot I can almost feel the texture of his coat. Wow!

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 4 years ago

    Beautiful- love the perspective, comp and lighting. Fab capture

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    Lucky it didn’t tread on your head. LOL. Nice shot Ann.

  • Thank you so very much Al for your great comment, no it was on a hill, if I got on the floor we would need to hire a crane to get me up lol, always appreciated, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

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