Przewalski"s Horse (Learning about Horses)
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Przewalski"s Horse (Learning about Horses) by Charlotte Wilcox

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Published by Capstone Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Animals - Farm Animals,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Animals/Pets

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9844118M
ISBN 100516205196
ISBN 109780516205199

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Przewalski's horse, the only true horse never to have been domesticated, is believed to be extinct in the wild. Experts from around the world come together in this book and offer a complete. Przewalski's horse, the only true horse never to have been domesticated, is believed to be extinct in the wild. Experts from around the world come together in this book and offer a complete synthesis of knowledge about the species to date. St Petersburg The bones of a newly deceased wild horse is shipped all the way from Mongolia to the zoologist Michael. He has never seen anything like it and is stunned when he realizes that the skeleton in front of him resembles that of the prehistoric wild horse, a lineage thought to be long extinct. Get this from a library! Przewalski's horses. [Pamela Dell] -- This book gives a physical description of Przewalski's horses and describes their history and attributes in work and play.

  Overview Przewalski's horse, the only true horse never to have been domesticated, is believed to be extinct in the wild. Experts from around the world come together in this book and offer a complete synthesis of knowledge about the species to : Lee Boyd. Przewalski tried hunting takhi, but “like a windstorm they fled and disappeared,” Inge and Jan Bouman wrote in Przewalski’s Horse: The History and Biology of an Endangered Species, a book edited by. Application is initiliazing, please wait.   The Przewalski’s horse (pronounced “shuh-VAL-skees”) population faces the same struggle that many endangered species face—recovering from a severe historic bottleneck. Today’s Przewalski’s horses, of which there are now approximately 2,, are descendants of just 12 individuals saved from extinction in the early s.

In the s the Dutch couple Jan and Inge Bouman decided to dedicate their life to the ideal of bringing the Przewalski's horse back to the wild. This book tells their success story. It marks a breakthrough in the way we look at reintroduction projects of endangered species. The Przewalski's horse or `Takh', as the Mongolians call it, has. First described scientifically in the late 19th century by Russian explorer N. M. Przewalski, for whom the horse is named, the horse once freely roamed the steppe along the Mongolia-China border. The Przewalski's horses are diurnal and gregarious animals that live in small herds consisting of 10 - 20 individuals. Groups of Przewalski’s horses are either harems or bachelor herds. The former typically consist of a single dominant male, 10 - 15 females and their offspring.   A wild Przewalski’s horse in Mongolia. Przewalski’s horse was named after the Russian explorer and naturalist Nikolay Przewalski. He first described the animal while exploring in Central Asia in the latter part of the nineteenth century. (A species is said to be ‘described’ when it is named and recognized as a new species.).