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Wild foal guided by mother A wild foal is guided by its mother at the Oostvaardersplassen, the Netherlands. Domestic horse,Equus ferus caballus,Oostvaardersplassen Click/tap to enlarge

Wild foal guided by mother

A wild foal is guided by its mother at the Oostvaardersplassen, the Netherlands.

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  1. Cute one. Do you know how many wild horses there are at the oostvaarderplassen? Posted 8 years ago
    1. I tried Google for an answer but did not find an exact number yet. At the very least there are hundreds, possibly more. These are Konik horses by the way. Posted 8 years ago
    2. Found some info:

      http://www.denieuwewildernis.nl/het-gebied/

      In 2010, there were 1090 Konik horses.
      Posted 8 years ago

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The horse is one of two extant subspecies of ''Equus ferus''. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC.

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 28, 2012. Captured May 18, 2012 13:27.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/13.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO560
  • 150mm