Przewalski's Horse running on a dirt area.


  • Conservation Status: Endangered
  • How do you say Przewalski's horse? It is pronounced sheh-VAL-skee or per-zhuh-VAL-skee or even PREZ-val-skee, depending on the speaker. It is also known as the Asiatic wild horse or Mongolian wild horse. No matter what you call it, the Przewalski's horse is the closest living relative of the domestic horse—and it is the only true wild horse left on Earth.

    The Przewalski's horse is stocky, short, and pot-bellied in comparison to its domestic cousins. It has a spiky mane like a zebra. All Przewalski's horses have a light belly and darker back, with a dark stripe on the back from the withers to the base of the tail. Unlike their horsey cousins, they don't have the lock of hair on the forehead.

    The Safari Park has a dozen or so Przewalski's horses. The females and herd stallion live next to the Asian savanna habitat. You can see them during a Behind-the-Scenes Safari or Cart Safari.

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