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Horses

Order:

Perissodactyla

Family:

Equidae

Group:

Herd

Male:

Stallion

Female:

Mare

Young:

Foal

Lifespan:

25 years

Gestation:

320 - 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 sleep 2 – 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 – 15 minutes.

 

 

Did you know?

A horse’s heart weighs nine pounds!