Przewalski's horse

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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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By 1967, this species, also known as the Mongolian wild horse, had disappeared from its native range, leaving the world's zoos and conservation centers as its last refuge.
Fossilized bones and teeth of the Pliocene era three-toed horse, and the Pleistocene era Mongolian wild horse have been unearthed in several regions of Inner Mongolia.
Often known as the Asiatic or Mongolian wild horse, Przewalskis have a stiff upright darker main and dorsal stripe, typical of the Norwegian Fjord horse and zebra.