Common Name: American miniature horse
Scientific Name: Equus caballus
At the zoo: Pearl (female, 25y) - she lives with a miniature donkey named Bob; they are the best of friends!
Hay, grasses, and grains.
Miniature horses are stout-bodied and come in a range of colours and sizes. A horse must be less than 86cm from the base of the mane to be considered miniature according to the American Miniature Horse Association.
A Miniature horse can be trained to work as a service animal just like a guide dog!