With his sandy blond coat, gangly legs and spiky mane, Mongolian wild horse foal Bataar is a hero to his herd.
Thought to be one of just 2,000 of the endangered species remaining across the globe, the prized baby was born at a zoo in Victoria which on Tuesday made public some photos and footage of the cute youngster.
Bataar – which means “hero” in Mongolian – calls Werribee Open Range Zoo home, where he was born on 8 January and spends his days running beside mum, Mahan.
The healthy foal is proof of the zoo’s successful breeding program.
“Bataar has got the whole herd looking out for him so he doesn’t have a trouble in the world. He’s growing stronger and more confident by the day,” keeper Linda Gardiner said.
The subspecies of horse, Przewalski, once lived across parts of Europe and central Asia had been listed extinct in the wild in 1960s brought it was brought back from the brink. They are the only surviving horse species not domesticated by humans. (Daily mail.co.uk)