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Featured Video: Batu the Przewalski's Horse is Having a Ball

A big, green baby horse enrichment ball that is.

By Cari Jorgensen | March 14, 2016

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We all probably had a favorite toy as children. Perhaps it was a doll or a truck or maybe Legos. For Batu, 3-month-old Przewalski’s horse living at the Denver Zoo, that favorite toy is a big, green ball.

Zoo staff knows (and we know) that that ball is great for Batu’s enrichment; it helps him with exercise, running, rearing and manipulating objects, as the YouTube description reminds us. But for Batu it’s all about having some fun with a ball.

Besides being adorably playful, Batu is an important member of the equine world. Przewalski's horses, a prehistoric-type equine native to Central Asia, were once completely extinct in the wild. However, through captive breeding in zoos around the world and careful reintroduction back into the wild, this unique and beautiful species is on the rebound. Read more about it here.

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Sandy    Somewhere, PA

10/7/2016 5:32:34 AM

OMG he's adorable! Poor little guy was like, mom get my ball, it disappeared down there!

Marion    Sussex, NJ

9/17/2016 5:40:09 AM

A Kodiak moment for sure. Did you see his little face when his ball went over the wall. Poor Baby!

Alicia    Somewhere, CT

8/10/2016 6:13:21 AM

How adorable!

Patty    Somewhere, FL

6/19/2016 6:07:56 AM

OMG, this is adorable. That ball is almost as big as the baby! She's precious!

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