Przewalski’s Horses

by Pamela Dell

Part of a Series: Majestic Horses.

Only one kind of wild horse still exists today—the Przewalski’s horse, a small, sturdy breed adapted to live on the dry grasslands, or steppes, of Mongolia (while other horses live in the wild, they originated from domesticated animals: “Przewalski’s horses were never anyone’s pets.”). These hardy animals have a short, brushy mane similar to a zebra’s, a distinctive dark stripe on their back called an “eel stripe,” and they can go for days without water. This book covers the history of the breed, family and herd dynamics, and temperament. It also discusses the efforts to restore their population in the wild—having reached a critical low in the 1970s, zoo-dwelling Przewalski’s horses were introduced to the steppes. Detailed text and striking, full-page color photographs will engage readers and thrill horse lovers. Back matter includes a labeled photograph that shows horse body parts, suggestions for further reading, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, a glossary, and an index.

ISBN: 9781626870062

JLG Release: November 2014

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition


    Child’s World

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    9 1/2" x 8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 3.4, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 2.8, Points: 3


    Level: 510L

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