Horse

Equus caballus TL 2.1m

What does it look like? Usually brown to black or a mixture of both colours sometimes with white flashes on the feet and around the muzzle. Domestic horses occasionally breed with wild, feral horses introducing many other colour combinations.

Where does it live? Introduced, found in scattered populations around Australia.

What are its habitats and habits? Found mainly in open habitats such as open woodland and grassland, where it eats mainly grasses but will also browse on shrubs and fruits. It has caused significant damage to fragile ecosystems in the alpine region. Requires fresh water at least every few days and has been noted digging in dry creek beds to obtain water. Usually lives in small groups of up to 10 individuals.