Equus caballus skyrianus
Island of Skyros, in Greece.
Ηerbivorous. Grass, leaves, lucerne, oat, barley.
Habitat: Rocky bushland
Gestation: 11 months, 1 foal.
Social structure: 1 stallion several mares
Dimensions: height 90-115cm
Estimated population in the wild: 187
Threats: Inbreeding, grazing competition with goats and sheep.
IUCN Status: Not evaluated
Did you know that:
It is one of the rarest horse breeds in the world. It is native to Greece and in ancient times lived throughout the country. They are considered a descendant of the horses that Achilles took with him to Troy, and linked to the horses of Alexander the Great and those shown as participating in the Panathinea procession depicted on the Parthenon's Frieze.