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Horses

Order:

Perissodactyla

Family:

Equidae

Group:

Equus

Male:

Stallion

Female:

Mare

Young:

Foal

Lifespan:

25 years

Gestation:

320 to 362 days

Distribution:

Worldwide

Habitat:

Varied desert plains to open grass areas

Diet:

Herbivores - grass, hay and other vegetation

Conservation Status:

Domesticated
Facts

There are about 75 million horses Equus caballus in the world, found worldwide and used for many different reasons – Farming in Texas, racing in the UK, hunting in Canada. 

Horses thrive in many different environments across the world where vegetation grows- from the desert plains of Africa to rain soaked fields of England.

They have approximately 205 bones in their body. A horse typically sleeps for 2 to 3 hours a day, sleeping longer in the Summer than the Winter.

Horses younger than 4 years can only concentrate for a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes.

 

 

Did you know?

A horse’s heart weighs nine pounds!