What adaptations do wild horses have?

What adaptations do they have to help them live, eat, and survive?



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    Wild horses (mustangs) tend to be far more similar to their primitive ancestors compared to their domestic counterparts.  The are herd animals, with each herd led by a stallion.  This herd behavior helps them to survive, much in the way that herd behavior benefits animals such as zebras (protection from predators, guarding of young, sharing of food resources).  Their long legs and are well adapted for running through grasslands and sparse forest, and they can tolerate a diverse diet of many types of foliage.  Due to environmental differences (as well as genetic ones), wild horses tend to have a much longer lifespan than their domestic cousins.

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