Shetland Pony – Карельский зоопарк

Shetland Pony

Class: Mammals

Order: Perissodactyla (Odd-toed ungulates)

Family: Equidae

Weight: 150-180 kg

Height: 65-107 cm

Body length: 140-150 cm

Color: Chestnut, black, spotted, pinto, gray

Age of sexual maturity: About 3 years

Gestation period: 11 months

Lifespan: 30 years and more

Habitat: The native habitat of the Shetland pony is the Shetland Islands, located to the northeast of Scotland.

Diet: Grass, succulent, coarse, green fodder

Did you know?

  • This pony breed was officially recorded in the Scottish stud books in 1890.
  • Before the world knew about Falabella horses, Shetland ponies were considered the smallest horse breed.
  • Thanks to their excellent health, ponies of this breed are long-lived, often living for 30 years or more.
  • Additionally, Shetland ponies can survive without human care. These ponies are very brave and can survive when left alone in nature.