What kind of animal is a moukonouma? About characteristics, ecology, and habitat


What kind of animal is a moukonouma? We will explain its characteristics, ecology, and habitat. This horse is a little smaller than other breeds, but it is an extant wild horse. It was once thought to have become extinct in the wild around 1968, but breeding has since started in zoos around the world, starting with the Moukono horses kept in zoos in Europe.

What is Moukonouma? About basic status

The horse is a mammal classified in the order Mammalia, order Perissodactyla, family Equina. The body length is 2.2 – 2.6 cm and the weight is 200 – 300 kg. The scientific name is Equus ferus przewalskii. The list of information is as follows.

English(英名)Przewalski’s Wild Horse
scientific name(学名)Equus ferus przewalskii
classification(分類)Mammalia、Perissodactyla、 Equidae、Equus 
Length(体長)2.2 – 2.6cm
Weight(体重)200 – 300kg

About classification

The horse was discovered in Central Asia by Russian explorer Nikolai Przewalsky. A horse classified as a member of the genus Equine.

About habitat

The Mokonoma lives in the grasslands of Eurasia. There used to be many individuals in central Asia, especially around Mongolia (around the Altai Mountains).

feature is? What kind of creature is it?

The horse’s coat is light ink, with a light brown overall color and dark brown limbs, mane, and tail. In winter, the coat becomes lighter and longer. The mane is always erect and is found in the steppes of Eurasia. It used to live in Mongolia and Russia.

What is your personality like?

Moukonouma is very quiet and has a timid personality. They are quite sensitive animals compared to domesticated horses, so raising them is not as easy as other horses. Moukono horses live in grassland areas and live in small family groups, making them very social animals.

What is the ecology like?

Mokonouma lives by eating grass, tree leaves, bark, and fruits. They spend most of their day foraging and eat very well. Breeding occurs around April and the gestation period is 11 to 12 months. Females can give birth to one baby at a time. The lifespan is about 20 years, and the longest is about 25 years.

Are there any natural enemies?

The natural enemy of the horse is said to be the wolf.

Is the Moukonouma an endangered species?

The horse was first discovered in 1879, but it is thought to have become extinct in the wild around 1968. However, in Europe, some Mokono horses were kept in captivity, and these were bred again, and they managed to escape extinction. Currently, it is said that there are over 300 Mokonoma horses that can be seen in the wild, but they are classified as an endangered species.

Can you keep Moukonouma as a pet?

As for whether it is possible to keep Moukono horses as pets, they are much more difficult to keep than other horses due to their temperament, so we recommend viewing them at zoos or events.


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