This isn’t just your standard horse 🐴 this is a Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) an endangered subspecies of wild horse (Equus ferus) native to the steppes of central Asia. 🐴
Sadly this horse was once extinct in the wild 💀 but thanks to concerted conservation efforts, has been reintroduced to its native habitat in Mongolia! 🇲🇳 As of 2011, there is an estimated free-ranging population of over 300 in the wild. 🐴 Finally a conservation article with a happy ending! 🙌🏻
🐴 The Przewalski's horse has never been domesticated and remains the only true wild horse in the world today. 🐴 I love the Przewalski’s stocky neck and short faintly striped legs, which are all typical primitive markings. These hardy horses do a great job of grazing our SSSI creating a mosaic of habitats. 🌾🍂🦋
These horses really remind me of the ancient cave paintings of Lascaux Cave (swipe left) a UNESCO world heritage site 🏛🐴where the paintings are estimated to date back to around 17,000 years Before Present! 🗿
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It wouldn’t be water week without a froggy!💚 This adorable laughing tree frog (Litoria peronei) - also known as the maniacal cackle frog (yes, really!) - was spotted on the Marshmead Bush Blitz in 2016.
@museumsvictoria 📷 Museum Victoria
Chloraea pavonii Lindl.
Orquídea nativa que solía ser común en lo que ahora es Lima Metropolitana; junto con el amancaes, eran las flores representativas de la Ciudad de los Reyes. La expansión urbana sin planificación adecuada de conservación de la biodiversidad llevó a la merma drástica de las poblaciones de esta especie en las lomas limeñas.
Por fortuna, aún podemos observar algunos pocos ejemplares en las lomas de Asia.
Catalogando la biodiversidad.
Singing to the Monarchs in their eucalyptus roosts. And myself. And the sweet German family that then asked me about the butterflies. Must remember when I feel disconnected it's time to go into nature and not think I'm just a dull poop head.
Magandang tanghali, mga mangingisda. 😊 Visiting a fisherfolk association that will implement a P1.6 million-worth #seaweeds nursery, production, and trading microenterprise project with a grant from the Global Environment Facility. Matching the enterprise will be the sustainable management and development of the island's #marine sanctuary. #Biodiversity#Conservation#PRDP
Grizzlies! Saw a total of five grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) in the span of one evening after waiting with many others near an elk carcass (which was later fed on by two males). This smiling one was definitely a surprise when it popped up ~200m from the crowd of observers while the mama bear and cubs were really far away. Definitely the highlight of our time in Yellowstone. | Yellowstone National Park, WY.