horses facts Selected as the most interesting among nature related questions in Nature quiz Mules are generally known to have fertility problem. How often do mules give birth to a healthy offspring?Very rarely. Mules are considered infertile, but there have been more than 60 documented cases of foals born to female mules around the world (some of them were even DNA-tested to verify the motherhood). There are no recorded cases of fertile mule stallions.Created by: globalquiz.orgzoology facts » Who was driving the famed zebra carriage in London?Walter Rotschild. The 2nd baron of Rotschild was a keen zoologist. He owned the largest zoological collection ever amassed by a private individual: 2,250,000 butterflies, 300,000 bird skins, 30,000 beetles, as well as thousands of specimens of other animals. He sponsored many explorers and scientists, hence many animals species are today named after him. In his will, he donated the collection to the British Museum. It was the greatest accession which that institution has ever received.Created by: globalquiz.orgmuseums facts » How is Arabian horse classified?Light saddle. Arabs are light and quick racehorses - called also hot-blooded. Created by: globalquiz.orghorse breeds facts » What type of horse is best for show jumping?Warm-blooded. Hot-blooded breeds like Thoroughbred and Arabian are good for racing, but too small for high jumping. Cold-blooded are slow and heavy. Created by: globalquiz.organimals facts » What is a species of wild horse?Przewalski's horse. Nicolai Przewalski found the only species of wild horse in Central Asia in 1881 and so it was named Przewalski's horse. Most "wild" horses today, such as the American Mustang or the Australian Brumby descended from domesticated animals. In contrast, Przewalski's horse has never been domesticated.Created by: globalquiz.orgnature facts » What is the average life span of a horse?20-30 years. The modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years. Uncommonly, a few animals live into their 40s and, occasionally, beyond. The oldest verifiable record was "Old Billy", a 19th-century horse that lived to the age of 62.Created by: Sophie Lethermannature facts » What unit is used to measure horses?Hand. Horses and ponies are measured by hands (1 hand equals 4 inches).Created by: globalquiz.orgunits facts » What breed is that?Arabian. With a distinctive head shape, arched neck and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. Many Arabians appear to have a "white" hair coat.Created by: globalquiz.orgnature facts » What horse breed is the largest?Shires have held the world records for both largest overall horse and tallest horse at various times. The breed was valued during the Middle Ages, but the increasing role of gunpowder brought an end to the use of heavy horses in battle. Oliver Cromwell's cavalry favored lighter, faster mounts and the big horses began to be used for draught work instead.Created by: globalquiz.orgnature facts » Play nature quiz and see all the questions.