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This post was modified from its original form on 06 Mar, 2:05
May I have an A please ?
Do I have to copy & paste an A?
never played this.
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This post was modified from its original form on 06 Mar, 2:13
Welcome to the game Judith - just ask for a letter and Nyack will do the rest.
Let's try an E??? And you can take the A out while you are at it - think the coffee hadn't kicked in yet.
Good Morning Val- there are a couple of E's
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Is their an "N" please
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L, please !
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A, E, N, L, T
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This post was modified from its original form on 06 Mar, 13:09
Is their a "B" please
S please !
A, E, N, L, T , B, S, W
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may I have an O please?
H please !
Is it a Przewalskie's Horse??? Pretty sure. (I was a huge horse nut when I was a kid)
- 223 days ago - bbc.co.uk
or Dzungarian horse, is a rare and endangered subspecies of wild horse (Equus ferus) native to the steppes of central Asia, specifically China and Mongolia. At one time extinct in the wild, it has been reintroduced to its native habitat in Mongolia at the Khustain Nuruu National Park, Takhin Tal Nature Reserve and Khomiin Tal. The taxonomic position is still debated, and some taxonomists treat Przewalski's horse as a species, Equus przewalskii. In China, the last wild Przewalski's horses were seen in 1966. The Przewalski's Horse Reintroduction Project of China was initiated in 1985 with the creation of the Xinjiang Wild Horse Breeding Center.
Common names for this equine include Asian wild horse and Mongolian wild horse. Historical but obsolete names include true tarpan and Mongolian tarpan. The horse is named after the Russian geographer and explorer Nikolai Przhevalsky.
Most "wild" horses today, such as the American Mustang or the Australian Brumby, are actually feral horses descended from domesticated animals that escaped and adapted to life in the wild. In contrast, Przewalski's horse has never been successfully domesticated and remains a truly wild animal today. Przewalski's horse is one of two known subspecies of Equus ferus, the other being the extinct tarpan (Equus ferus ferus). The Przewalski's horse is considered the only remaining truly wild "horse" in the world and may be the closest living wild relative of the domesticated horse, Equus caballus. There are still a number of other wild equines, including three species of zebra and various subspecies of the African wild ass, onager (including the Mongolian wild ass) and kiang.
The world population of these horses are all descended from 9 of the 31 horses in captivity in 1945. These nine horses were mostly descended from approximately 15 captured around 1900. A cooperative venture between the Zoological Society of London and Mongolian scientists has resulted in successful reintroduction of these horses from zoos into their natural habitat in Mongolia; and as of 2011 there is an estimated free-ranging population of over 300 in the wild. The total number of these horses according to a 2005 census was about 1,500.
Przewalski's horse is stockily built in comparison to domesticated horses, with shorter legs. Typical height is about 13 hands (52 inches, 132 cm), length is about 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in). They weigh around 300 kilograms (660 lb). The coat is generally dun in color with pangaré features, varying from dark brown around the mane (which stands erect) to pale brown on the flanks and yellowish-white on the belly and around the muzzle. The legs of Przewalski's horse are often faintly striped, also typical of primitive markings. The tail is about 90 cm (35.43 in) long, with a longer dock and shorter hair than seen in domesticated horses.
While dozens of zoos worldwide have Przewalski's horses in small numbers, there are also specialized reserves dedicated primarily to the species.
The world's largest captive breeding program for Przewalski's horses is at the Askania Nova preserve in Ukraine. Several dozen Przewalski's horses were also released in the area evacuated after the Chernobyl accident, which now serves as a deserted de facto natural preserve. An intensely researched population of free-ranging animals was also introduced to the Hortobágy puszta in Hungary; data on social structure, behavior, and diseases gathered from these animals is used to improve the Mongolian conservation effort.
Several American zoos also collaborated in breeding Equus ferus przewalskii from 1979 to 1982. Recent advances in equine reproductive science in the USA also have potential to further preserve and expand the gene pool. In October 2007, scientists at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo successfully reversed a vasectomy on a Przewalski's horse — the first operation of its kind on this species and possibly the first ever on any endangered species. While normally a vasectomy may be performed on an endangered animal under limited circumstances, particularly if an individual has already produced many offspring and its genes are overrepresented in the population, scientists realized the animal in question was one of the most genetically valuable Przewalski's horses in the North American breeding program.
There is also a scheme to breed horses run by WWF, the Tour de Valat research station and the Cévennes National Park authority which is based at Le Villaret on the Causse Mejean in the Cévennes National Park, France known as TAKH. Eleven horses were introduced in 1993 into a remote fenced upland area, which formed themselves into family groups and bred, the population reaching 50 by 2003. In 2004 and 2005 horses from this group were sent to Mongolia. In 2011 there 31 individuals left in France.
The Przewalski's Horse Reintroduction Project of China was initiated in 1985 when the country introduced 11 wild horses from overseas. After more than two decades of dedicated efforts, the Xinjiang Wild Horse Breeding Center managed to breed a large number of the horses, of which 55 were let loose into the Kalamely Mountain area. The animals quickly adapted to their new environment. In 1988, six foals were born and survived. In 2001 there were over 100 horses at the center. Now both their reproduction rate and survival rate are the highest in the world
SOME OF THESE ARE OUT OF DATE- BUT YOU CAN READ MORE-
- SAVE THE PRZEWALSKI'S HORSE - The Petition Site
- Help prevent these amazing animals from extinction and gain back their natural habitat (1321 signatures on petition)
- Przewalski's Horse: A Story of Survival - Care2 News Network
- Nov 18, 2011 ... Also known as the Takhi or the Mongolian wild horse, the Przewalski's horse is the last true species of wild horse on Earth. Native of the ...
- 9 Top Threatened Species Przewalskis-Horse-008 â€“ Care2 ...
- 9 Top Threatened Species » Przewalskis-Horse-008. Przewalskis-Horse-008.jpg. This entry was posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011 at Nov 11, 2011 10:03 ...
- Przewalski's horse foal born in Australian zoo - Care2 News Network
- Jun 22, 2009 ... A rare Przewalski's horse has been born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in central New South Wales. The filly, who was born on May 12, is the ...
- Przewalski's Horse - Care2 News Network
- Przewalski's horses are the last surviving subspecies of wild horse. First described scientifically in the late 19th century by Russian explorer N. M. Przewalski, ...
- Future brighter for Przewalski's Horse - Care2 News Network
- Apr 12, 2010 ... The 2010 list also highlights two species on the road to recovery thanks to conservation efforts: Przewalski's horse, which is starting to rebuild ...
- Przewalski's Horse: back from the brink - Secret Species - Care2.com
- Dec 30, 2005 ... Secret Species: Przewalski's Horse: back from the brink - a discussion on Care2. com.
- Przewalski's Horse Project short of funds - Care2 News Network
- In 1966 people last saw the Przewalski's horses in the wild. ... The Przewalski's Horse Reintroduction Project of China was initiated in 1985 when the country.
- Chernobyl's Przewalski's horses are poached for meat - Care2 ...
- Jul 27, 2011 ... A herd of Critically Endangered wild horses in the Chernobyl exclusion zone is under threat from poachers, say scientists. Researchers in ...
Thank you Nyack.
Such Breath taking Beautiful Horses. Congrads Kim and Thank you Nyack for the information on the Przewalski Horse.
1,321 and the petition is closed. The petition called for 2,000 signatures. May the petition prevail.
CONGRATS KIM! -
gorgeous horses - thanks Nyack!
Thanks everybody!! Thanks to Nyack too for the great photos and info!
What a beautiful Horse !!! Thanx Jon for posting about the petition and I agree it should prevail !! Thanx Nyack for setting up the Hang Man Site , it is soooo much fun and I am getting an education with it Right now I am updating and noting all the members that I really don't know...thanx again Barb E