Photo Safari at The Wilds – Przewalski’s Horse

I first learned about this wild horse while studying the evolution of the equine species in a college biology class; I never thought I’d see let alone be this close to a real one.  The Prezewalski or Dzungarian horse is  a rare and endangered subspecies of wild horse native to the steppes of Central Asia.  They are a stocky breed with sturdy legs quite the opposite of the horses we are used to seeing.  These true wild horses were the first animals at The Wilds when it opened to the public in 1994 and are some beautiful creatures;  their coats matched some of the fallen leaves around them.

Doesn’t this one look like it knows a secret and has a smug smile about it?

Goodbye and have a nice weekend.

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19 Responses to Photo Safari at The Wilds – Przewalski’s Horse

  1. Piglove says:

    How cute?! Do you think one could fit in my bedroom with me? He would be awesome for sure. Happy weekend my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Giddy-up. It is unusual to see horses with such stocky legs. I guess it is safer for them. I think we tended to breed for speed with long splindly legs.

  3. Garfield Hug says:

    Really beautiful! They seem to share a similar look to donkeys in terms of structure. At least to me their body appears compact and shorter like that of a donkey.

  4. equinoxio21 says:

    Now I’m green with envy. Those horses have long been a subject of curiosity of mine.
    (Never saw one anywhere) I understand they’re the closest to the horses painted in Lascaux and other grottos… Well done.
    Buen fin de semana.

  5. Sandhya says:

    Wow! These photos are simply spectacular and so super cute too 🙂

  6. NorCal Zen says:

    Wow! They are amazing. You are blessed to have seen them in real life! Thank you for sharing your photos.

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