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Prze·wal·ski's horse

A wild horse (Equus ferus subsp. przewalskii) of central Asia, having a light brown coat with a short erect mane and no forelock. It became extinct in the wild but has been reintroduced in Mongolia from captive populations. Also called takhi.

[After Nikolai Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky (1839-1888), Russian explorer who was the first European to describe it.]

Przewalski's horse

(Animals) a wild horse, Equus przewalskii, of W Mongolia, having an erect mane and no forelock: extinct in the wild, only a few survive in captivity
[C19: named after the Russian explorer Nikolai Mikhailovich Przewalski (1839–88), who discovered it]

Prze•wal′ski's horse′

(pʃəˈvɑl skiz, ʃə-)
a wild horse, Equus caballus przevalskii, chiefly of Mongolia and Xinjiang, having a light yellow coat and a short, stiff black mane.
[after Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przheval'skiĭ (Polish Przewalski) (1839–88), Russian explorer, the animal's first European observer (1876)]
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Noun1.Przewalski's horse - wild horse of central Asia that resembles an assPrzewalski's horse - wild horse of central Asia that resembles an ass; now endangered
wild horse - undomesticated or feral domestic horse
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Major scientific institutions like the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Conservation Ecology Center have worked to reintroduce scarce Przewalski's horses into Chinese nature reserves.
Like horses depicted in cave paintings, Przewalski's horses are gray-brown in color and have a dark "stout" mane.
Zoos are returning other species to their native habitats too: the scimitar-horned oryx (similar to an antelope), Przewalski's horses (an endangered species of wild horse), a kind of monkey called the golden lion tamarin, and California condors, just to name a few.
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Roaming concrete streets overtaken by forest, were a pack of wolves (seen by a visiting photographic crew), a small herd of Przewalski's horses released in the area in 1998 and giant catfish prospering in the fishing-free waters of the Pripyat River.
After the massacre of her family and most of her town at the hands of Nazi soldiers, she finds temporary comfort at a wildlife preserve when her path crosses with a pair of Przewalski's horses, wild horses whose entire pack was slaughtered by the same Nazi soldiers.
In addition, Przewalski's horses (Equus przewalskii) have been reintroduced here over the last few years.
2011: The Danger of Having All your Eggs in One Basket--Winter Crash of the Reintroduced Przewalski's Horses in the Mongolian Gobi.
Named for the Russian colonel who led an expedition in 1881 that found them, Przewalski's horses were extinct in the wild for decades until a captive breeding program reintroduced them to Mongolia in the mid-1990s.
After a successful reintroduction, 306 Przewalski's horses now live in Mongolia.
Urumqi (China), May 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Four endangered Przewalski's horses were sent to Mongolia from west China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Monday, marking the first time for China to send the horses to another country since reintroducing the species 17 years ago, according to Cao Jie, director of the Xinjiang Wild Horse Propagation Center.
Characterized by thick necks, large heads and stocky barrels, Przewalski's horses weigh between 250-350 kilograms, are about 1.