|DEAR at the Zoo (Drop Everything and Read) |
Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm
|Brew at the Zoo |
Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
|Fun on the Farm |
Tue, Jul 9, 10:00am - 2:00pm
|Animal Athletes |
Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thu, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
|Ice Cream Zoofari |
Sat, Jul 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Height: 18 hands or approximately 6 feet
- Weight: 1800 to 2200 pounds
- The breed originated in Scotland in the mid 18th century.
- Can be found in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
- Grassy fields for grazing.
- Farm: Depending on the farm, they usually eat grasses, hay, and grain.
- Each Clydesdale should eat 1% to 2% of their body weight in hay each day.
- Zoo: Offered Timothy hay at least 2 times daily, and 1 pound or more of grain in the morning and evening.
- Clydesdales reach sexual maturity at approximately 3 to 4 years of age.
- Gestation occurs for 11 months.
- Most foals are born in early spring and usually only one is born per year.
- Male foals are called colts and female foals are called fillies.
- Foals nurse from their mother for about 6 months.
- Clydesdale horses are cursorial (adapted for running).
- Specializations of the leg and foot enable Clydesdales to be strong runners.
- Horses are able to sleep or rest while standing or lying down as a result of years of being a prey animal in the wild.
- Bay is the most popular color in the United States, but Clydesdales can also be black, brown, chestnut, or roan.
- Clydesdales are usually characterized by a white blaze face and 4 white legs, though the legs can be black.
- IUCN: Not Evaluated
- CITES: Not Listed
- Clydesdales are listed as vulnerable by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
- Uses today include breeding, showing, driving, riding, hauling and farming.