Zoo Animals

Przewalski’s horse

Equus caballus przewalskii

At the Detroit Zoo
Przewalski’s horse Lily (born in 1991) arrived in 2010 from the National Zoo’s Conservation Center in Front Royal, Va. She can be found year round in her shared habitat with the camels across from the Horace H. Rackham Memorial Fountain.

Description
The Przewalski’s horse is characterized by its short, muscular body and erect mane. Smaller than most domesticated horses, it has a pale belly and beige to reddish-brown coat that is short during summer and thicker and longer in winter.

Fun Facts

  • Also known as the Asian wild horse, the species has never been trained for riding, which means it is the only wild horse in existence.

  • Only 1,500 individuals exist worldwide, with 250 in the wild.