The Przewalski’s horse, also known as the Mongolian Wild Horse, is the only surviving species of wild horses and now mainly only exists due to successful captive breeding programmes.
It was named after N.M. Przhevalsky, a Russian explorer, after he discovered it in Western Mongolia in the 1870s. Very few of these horses are known to live in the wild. However they have recently been reintroduced to the wild. Howletts Wild Animal Park has been involved in such a programme.
They are stocky built animals, slightly larger than a Shetland Pony, with a large head, short body and strong legs. They are tan in colour with a black dorsal stripe and a short erect mane.