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15 feral horse colonies from around the world

By: Catie Leary on July 5, 2016, 7:02 a.m.
Feral Namib Desert horses

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Namib Desert horses

These exceedingly rare feral horses are found in the Namib Desert of Namibia, Africa. The story behind their introduction into this harsh terrain remains unclear, though there are some theories that their ancestors were former German cavalry horses brought to the area during World War I.

They currently roam the desert's Garub Plains, where they're allowed to remain as a tourist draw and historical oddity. To protect them, their grazing lands were incorporated into Namib-Naukluft Park in 1986.