Miniature Shetland Pony
Shetland ponies are strong hardy animals and in the past were used for carrying peat, pulling carts or even down the mines as pit ponies, although today they are often kept as children’s riding ponies. In winter their thick, heavy coats keep them warm on the coldest of days. They are highly intelligent and usually good natured.
Latin name - Equus Caballus
Class - Mammals
Order - Perissodactyla
Family - Equidae
IUCN Status - Originate from the Shetland Isles, UK
Habitat - Domestic
Distribution - Originate from the Shetland Isles, UK
A Shetland pony can pull twice its own body weight making it the strongest of all horse and pony breeds.
Feather arrived at the Zoo on 25th July 2015. She is a show pony who has won several rosettes under her show name ‘Blackator Unruffled’. Her friends include our other resident donkeys, Dusty and Smokey.
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