Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Endangered Horses Spotted in Valentine's Nuzzle

Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor
Date: 14 February 2013 Time: 05:00 PM ET

Keepers at Scotland's Highlands Wildlife Park managed to catch a loving moment between two of their animals, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Photo:  Una Richardson
Two Przewalski's horses, mare Sara and stallion Hero, were photographed nuzzling each other in their park enclosure.

Przewalski's horses, native to the steppes of central Asia, are the only true wild horses left on the planet. Once listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as "extinct in the wild," the discovery of a single mature individual in the wild caused the species to be re-listed as Critically Endangered, according to the IUCN entry on the species.

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