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Domestic Horse   (Equus ferus caballus)
Category: Mammals

 

 

The horse we know today evolved from a small, multi-toed creature that lived 45-55 million years ago. Humans first domesticated horses around 6000 years ago and there are now over 300 breeds of horses, fulfilling roles from agricultural draft-horse to police mount to therapy riding. Human civilization and culture would not be the same without them. Horses are also prominent in the mythologies of many cultures – no doubt owing to their importance in so many realms of ancient life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse

http://www.horses-and-horse-information.com/horsecare.shtml

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Perissodactyla
Family - Equidae
Genus - Equus
Species - E. ferus

 
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