The Denver Zoo is home to four Mongolian Wild Horses. These horses, which also known as Przewalski Horses or Takhi, are a rare and endangered subspecies of wild horse native to the steppes of central Asia, specifically China and Mongolia. Unlike the American Mustang or the Australian Brumby, Mongolian Wild Horses are truly wild, not feral.
The Denver herd is composed of one stallion and three mares. This is the stallion.He is easily identifiable by the dark markings on either side of his neck.
Like all Mongolian Wild Horses, he is dun in color with primitive markings (dorsal stripe, leg barring).Usually the wild horses are pretty sedate, but this guy was really feeling his oats yesterday.
Doesn't he look like a little war horse!
This mare is the darkest member of the herd.Her coat is more grey than yellow and her tails is black all the way to the very top.
In contrast, this mare is definitely yellow.
She also seems to be the boss mare, and more than once she went out of her way to put that frisky stallion in his place.
Pleased with herself!
The third mare appears to be a senior citizen.
Her coat is long and rough, she's thinner than the others and her gait is a bit stiff and creaky.
Still, she has the loveliest face--so kind and wise!
I really enjoyed watching the Mongolian Wild Horses at the Denver Zoo yesterday. Hope I can get back for another visit soon!