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Przewalski's Horse (Equus ferus) Fact Sheet: Diet & Feeding

Przewalski's Horse (Equus ferus)


Daily food intake

  • Estimated water intake = 2.4 – 8.3 liters daily. Significant individual variation.
  • 5.5 - 7.0 kg of hay = daily consumption
  • In general, feeding requirements are similar to those of domestic horses. Water consumption lower than domestic horses

Diet composition


  • Able to use sharp hooves to dig holes in ground to access water

Grazing on Greens

Przewalski's Horse grazing

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Page Citations

Boyd & Houpt (1994)
Scheibe et al. (1998)

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