Shetland Pony

Equus caballus

Habitat and Geographical Distribution: United Kingdom; Shetland Islands

Diet: Feed primarily on fodder and have a delicate digestive system; the stomach is only able to process small amounts of food due to its small size.

Reproduction: The normal gestation period is 320 days and delivery is usually fast, about ten minutes from the first contractions. Offspring quickly starts to breastfeed, normally 2 hours after birth.

Behaviour: They are usually good-tempered and require some attention. Like to live in a herd, and often groom each other.

Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)


Class: Mammalia

Order: Perissodactyla

Family: Equidae

Length: 70-105 cm

Lifespan: 25-35 years

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