Do you know which land mammal has the largest eyes? | Facts about horses.

     Of all the land animals, Horses have the largest eyes. The eyes of a horse is about 2 inches in diameter, Their eyes are known as equine eye and can cover upto 350° of field view, and have blind spots immediately in front and behind their body. In this almost 285° is monocular vision which means they can use each eyes separately to see.

Facts about horses.

     Horse is one of those few animals which have been domesticated for a really long time. Horses were domesticated even before 3500 BC. And it was believed that, this domestication took place first in Central Asia. So here is a few fun facts about horses, enjoy reading them.

  • Horses’ eyes are the largest eyes of all the land mammals.
  • Horses have ability to judge distance at high speed.
  • Monocular vision allow horses to see two different thing at a time.
  • Binocular vision help horses to focus on single thing at a time.
  • Horses can easily switch between monocular and binocular vision.
  • Horses’ eyes are the largest eyes of all the land mammals.
  • There exist horses which cannot be domesticated at all, these are called wild horses.
  • Przewalski’s horse is the only one truly wild horse. That means, these guys ancestors were never domesticated.
  • A Baby horse is called as a foal.
  • Foals can stand up just one hour after they were born, but cannot eat grass for a long time. This is because their legs are too long for their mouth to reach the grass on the ground.
  • Horses are one of those very few animals which can sleep both standing up and lying down.
  • Did you know horses don’t have the collarbone?
  • An average horse will eat around 11 Kg food and drink up to 45 litres of water.
  • A horse sleeps for around 2.9 hours per day.
  • Did you know that a horse can weigh up to almost 1000 Kg.

     That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed reading these facts. If you know more facts about horses, please don’t forget to comment below.


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