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Prze·wal·ski's horse

 (shə-väl′skēz)
n.
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

(ˌpɜːʒəˈvælskɪz)
n
(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-)
n.
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)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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These six Przewalski's horses belong to one stable family group has been successfully bred and raised offspring after artificially selecting and grouping.
There are also the more rare argali (Ovis ammon) and reintroduced Przewalski's horses (Equus przewalskii) released in the last several years.
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Out of 1, 500 Przewalski's horses alive worldwide, all are descended from just 13 animals, which were in captivity.
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Three Przewalski's horses -- only ever seen in zoos and cave paintings -- are being grazed on a patch of land in Clocaenog Forest.
The primary focus of EIV prevention has been on domestic horses, but EIV is transmissible to all equids, including feral and wild herds, such as Przewalski's horses. A 2007 outbreak in China affected [approximately equal to]13,600 donkeys, resulting in 77 deaths.
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.
In Przewalski's horses when estimated from whole mtDNA resulted 0.54% diversity (Goto et al., 2011), where in Tibetian horse breeds it was 0.66 (Lindgren et al., 2004) and it was 1.6% in mtDNA control region of Przewalski's haplotypes (Goto et al., 2011).