Horse - Equus caballus
Grasslands, steppes and semi arid shrub country
Original populations were once found in the Steppe zone from Poland to Mongolia. They now occur throughout the world due to domestication.
Vary depending on breed, most colorations consist of gray, brown, black and white. Large, hoofed mammals. Variable in size and weight. They have long limbs, a barrel shaped body and long neck supporting a tiny head. They have very good vision and hearing.
Weight is between 660-4,000 pounds
Small bands occur of up to 10 members
Hay and grasses
Breeders breed seasonally but females come into estrus monthly until impregnated. Pregnancy lasts for approximately 11 months and usually results in one foal. After about 15-25 minutes the foal is able to follow its mother around and stays for about 7 months. They are sexually mature 2-3 years.
- There are over 300 breeds of horses in the world today, developed for many different uses.
- Albanisim in horses appears to be linked to lethal traits and albino foals do not survive. If you see white horses, they will have colored eyes (not true albanism).
- Przewalski’s horse is considered extinct in the wild by some.
- Adult (13 and over)$10.50
- Child (2 - 12)$7.50
- Child (1 and Under)FREE
- Senior (65+)$9.50
- Active Military$9.50
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
Open Daily 10:00-5:00
Last admission at 4:30