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noun\pshə-ˈväl-skēz-, shə-, ˌpər-zhə-ˈväl-\
Definition of PRZEWALSKI'S HORSE
: a small stocky bay- or dun-colored wild horse (Equus caballus przewalskii syn. E. przewalskii) of central Asia having a large head and short erect mane and now existing chiefly in captivity —called also Prze*wal*ski horse, \-skē-\
Illustration of PRZEWALSKI'S HORSE
Origin of PRZEWALSKI'S HORSE
Nikolaĭ M. Przhevalskiĭ †1888 Russian soldier & explorer
Przewalski's horse (Equus caballus przewalskii).—Kenneth W. Fink/Root Resources
Last wild equine subspecies (Equus caballus przewalskii) surviving into the 20th century. It is yellowish or light red (dun) and stands 12–14 hands (48–56 in., 122–142 cm) high. It has a dark mane and tail and usually a stripe on the back. The mane is short and erect with no forelock. It was discovered in western Mongolia in the 1870s. The horse disappeared in the wild in the 1960s, but the descendants of specimens that had earlier been taken to European zoos began to be reintroduced into the Mongolian steppe in the 1990s.