Animals & Attractions

We have three Przewalski's wild horses here at Edinburgh Zoo. 

Och, Tomor and Kumbish arrived from Highland Wildlife Park in August 2021 and can be found on the way up to the giraffe house. 

You can help feed and care for our Przewalski's and other threatened animals around the world by donating today - if you can, please support our Survival Fund.

Fun facts!

  • The Przewalski's wild horse is the only true living wild horse
  • Most of their time is spent foraging as their preferred food of grasses and other plants have a low nutritional content
  • They live in harem groups led by a dominant stallion
  • Foals are able to stand as soon as one hour after birth

How we're helping

The Przewalski’s horse was once extinct in the wild. The last few individuals in zoos around the world were managed very carefully to ensure that a genetically healthy population was maintained and in the 1990s a number of reintroduction programmes began to bring the species back from the brink. 

The return of the Przewalski's horse to its natural environment is a success story for conservation, but those reintroduced populations still face threats from hybridisation with domestic horses and competition for food.

We work with the EEP and other conservation breeding programmes to improve the molecular genetic management of captive populations, to support breeding reintroduction efforts for threatened species.

Find out more about our work in applied conservation genetics.

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