The Wild Horses of Namib Desert

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The Wild Horses of Namib Desert

Post by Dragon on Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:14 pm

The sparsely vegetated plains around Garub on the eastern fringe of the Namib Desert is no paradise. The land is barren, the climate dry and hot, and vegetation is few and sparse. Yet, over the decades, a group of a wild horses have managed to adapt to the harsh conditions and made the desert their home.

Numbering between 90 and 150, these wild horses are one of the most isolated horse populations in the world, and the only feral herd residing in Africa.

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Post by Dragon on Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:19 pm



The Namib Desert Horse is a rare feral horse found in the Namib Desert of Namibia, Africa. It is probably the only feral herd of horses in Africa, with a population between 90 and 150.

The origin of the Namib Desert Horse is unclear, although it is most likely they are from German riding and cavalry horses released from various farms and camps in the early 20th century, especially during World War I. The horses eventually congregated in the Garub Plains, near Aus, Namibia, the location of a man-made water source.

 
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Post by Cloud on Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:15 pm

They are absolutely gorgeous.... only between 90 and 150. Wow. Good they have a water source out there

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