Latest Wild horse Stories
The recent birth of a Przewalski's horse at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute has given new hope for the future of the rare and endangered species, which at one time was believed to be extinct.
Just two days after the Triple Crown, scientists have determined that domestic horses, like the Kentucky Derby winner “I’ll Have Another,” originated on the grassy plains of modern-day Ukraine, southwest Russia and western Kazakhstan.
Winters in the Gobi desert are usually long and very cold but the winter of 2009/2010 was particularly severe, a condition Mongolians refer to as “dzud”.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature said on Thursday that the Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct.
An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to produce compelling evidence that the lack of genetic diversity in modern stallions is the result of the domestication process.
Sandra Olsen of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History describes how she and her colleagues, with support from NSF, discovered evidence of the early beginnings of horse domestication in Kazakhstan.
The American mustang, the symbol of the Wild West, might be moving east.
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Twin sisters are faced with the beauties and perils of the Arizona desert in the "Wild Horse Creek" series by Sharon Siamon (Walrus Books/Whitecap). The series launches with The Mystery Stallion, and follows with Coyote Canyon in Winter 2010.
By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Aug. 1--The Minnesota Zoo is celebrating a significant conservation accomplishment with the birth of its first Asian wild horse since 1988.
By Zelie Pollon SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) Mustang activists and New Mexico's governor want to stop a wild horse roundup this summer, saying the animals should be allowed to run free as a symbol of the Wild West.
The domestic horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a subspecies of the wild horse that is thought to have developed over the course of forty five million to fifty five million years and contains over three hundred different breeds developed for a variety of purposes. It is thought that the horse was domesticated in Asia before 3500 BC based on two main sources of information. The first information about the domestic horse was gathered from archaeological and palaeological sites in Kazakhstan and...
The Wild Horse (Equus ferus) is a species of the genus Equus, which includes as subspecies the modern domesticated horse as well as the undomesticated Tarpan, now extinct, and the endangered Przewalski’s horse. The Przewalski’s Horse was saved from the edge of extinction and reintroduced with success in the wild. The Tarpan became extinct during the 19th century, although it was a possible ancestor of the domestic horse, and roamed the steppes of Eurasia at the time of domestication....
The Tarpan, Equus ferus ferus, is an extinct species of Eurasian wild horse. The last specimen died in captivity in Ukraine in 1918 or 1919. The Tarpan was first described in 1774 by Johann Friedrich Gmelin, who had first seen the horse in 1769 in the region of Bobrovsk, near Voronezh. Polish farmers often crossed the tarpan with their domestic horses. The result was a small horse breed, the konik. Koniks and other similar horse breeds are now being used to bring back the tarpan from...