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Wild horses in Delft island, Sri Lanka. (Delft Pony) These horses were brought by Dutch to this island around 1660. There are still around 500 horses in this small island (around 50 square kilometers). There are steps taken to protect them in the recent years. (Even though Dutch named eight populated islands near Jaffna, this is the only one still carries the dutch name and have ruins from dutch era, including a horse stable) Equus ferus,Geotagged,Horse,Sri Lanka,Wild horse Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Wild horses in Delft island, Sri Lanka. (Delft Pony)

These horses were brought by Dutch to this island around 1660. There are still around 500 horses in this small island (around 50 square kilometers). There are steps taken to protect them in the recent years. (Even though Dutch named eight populated islands near Jaffna, this is the only one still carries the dutch name and have ruins from dutch era, including a horse stable)

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The wild horse is a species of the genus ''Equus'', which includes as subspecies the modern domesticated horse as well as the undomesticated tarpan , now extinct, and the endangered Przewalski's horse . Przewalski's horse was saved from the brink of extinction and reintroduced successfully to the wild. The tarpan became extinct in the 19th century, though it was a possible ancestor of the domestic horse, and roamed the steppes of Eurasia at the time of domestication. However, other subspecies of.. more

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Bagerathan Sivarajah
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By Bagerathan Sivarajah

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Uploaded Jan 5, 2015. Captured Jan 4, 2015 09:49 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • f/5.6
  • 1/159s
  • ISO125
  • 171.564mm