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this week horses

horse facts 🐴🐎
  1. A male horse is called a stallion.
  2. A female horse is called a mare.
  3. A baby male is called a colt.
  4. A baby female is called a filly.
  5. Horses are herbivores [that means they eat plants.]
  6. Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.
  7. Horses closest living relatives are  rhino's and tapirs.
  8. Horses gallop at around 44 kph (27 mph).
  9. Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
  10. Horses can run shortly after birth.
  11. Domestic horses have a lifespan of around 25 years.
  12. A 19th century horse named ‘Old Billy’ is said to have lived 62 years.
  13. Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.
  14. Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years.
  15. Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.
  16. The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph).\
  17. Estimates suggest that there are around 60 million horses in the world.
    • Scientists believe that horses have evolved over the past 50 million years from much smaller creatures.