Equus – Horses

Horses, zebras, and donkeys –they carry, they kick, and they protect!

The horse family is the most widespread group of hoofed mammals, with only one surviving genus, Equus. All living equids are thought to have originated in North America, but the current distribution spans Africa, Asia, and virtually every continent on planet earth. Thanks to their huge and widespread populations, members of this family are not considered of any particular concern in terms of conservation.

Also, modern equids are highly adapted to the deserts, grasslands, and steppes that they inhabit and are primarily grazing animals that can feed on various fibrous and tough types of grass. But when needed, they can also survive by eating leaves and fruits.