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Przewalski's horse

Syllabification: Prze·wal·ski's horse
Pronunciation: /ˌpərZHəˌvälskēz ˈhôrs


  • A stocky wild Mongolian horse with a dun-colored coat and a dark brown erect mane, now extinct in the wild. It is the only true wild horse, and is the ancestor of the domestic horse.
    • Equus ferus, family Equidae
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    • The one true wild horse Przewalski's horse is considered extinct in the wild by some, and at best is alive only through captive breeding programs.
    • I had arrived to assist Mongolian and Dutch conservation groups with the reintroduction of endangered Przewalski's horses (Equus ferus przewalskii) to their native land.
    • Plants and trees have sprung back to life, and rare species, such as lynx, Przewalski's horses, and eagle owls, are thriving where most humans fear to tread.


late 19th century: named after Nikolai M. Przheval'sky (1839–88), Russian explorer.

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