Fine art illustration of a Przewalski's Horse. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Przewalski's Horse and young was completed on 12.1.2011. I had considered drawing one of the world's endangered horse for some time. I then became Facebook friends with a woman who was passionate about preserving the endangered equines of Asia. This gave me new enthusiasm to create the image, and I set about researching images in order to render an accurate drawing. I found on my Flickr friend's Photostream an excellent image, and from that I created this drawing.
The Przewalski's Horse - also called the Dzungarian Horse - is a very rare subspecies of the wild horse, and is found only in very small areas of Mongolia and possibly China. The common name refers to the Russian explorer, Nikolaï Przewalski who first discovered it in the 1870s. The species has become extinct since the end of the 1960's. The last wild individual was seen in southwest Mongolia in 1967. Captive-breed individuals have been reintroduced in 3 sites in Mongolia: 1) Khustai Nuruu, 2) Gobi B National Park, and 3) Khomin Tal. And have been also reintroduced in northwest of China (the Wild Horse Breeding Centre (WHBC) of the Department of Forestry at Kalameili Nature Reserve (KNR) in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region ) Unlike "wild" horses from other parts of the world - such as the America Mustang or Australian Brumby - this horse is truly wild, and not a feral horse (one that has been domesticated and then reverted to a wild state) Apart from the zebra in Africa, Przewalski's Horse is the only true wild horse, but Mitochondrial DNA research has shown that the Przewalski's Horse is not the ancestor of modern domestic horses. Unlike domestic horses, these equines shed their tail and mane hair once per year.