Modern horses are believed to be descendants of those introduced by Spanish settlers in North America during the 16th century. Horses naively roamed North America until approximately 10,000 years ago, when they became extinct. The cause of this extinction is unknown, although climate change and hunting are probable factors.
Eohippus, or the "dawn horse," is believed to be one of the first ancestors of horses. It is characterized by its diminutive stature and toes that each end in a hoof-like structure. The Eohippus has origins that date back over 1 million years ago. Modern horses, in comparison, have one hoofed toe on each foot and vestigial toes that resemble bumps along the lower leg.Learn More
According to Pro Bull Ranking HQ, the top ten bulls in the history of PBR competition are 81 Dillinger, J31 Bodacious, 61 Little Yellow Jacket, 13/6 Bushwacker, 856 Tahonta, 790 Mossy Oak Mudslinger, 60 Perfect Storm, 781 Asteroid, 102 Promised Land and 112 Red Wolf. The rankings are based on PBR statistics at all levels.Full Answer >
An adult female or mother pig is called a sow. If the pig is a virgin or has not given birth, she is called a gilt. A gilt is usually less than a year old.Full Answer >
A domestic farm pig averages 10 piglets per litter and can have two to three litters per year. Feral hogs have five to six piglets per litter and average 1.5 litters per year. Pig farmers average 23 piglets per year per breeding sow.Full Answer >
Domestic goats are descended from a species originally living in the sparsely vegetated highlands in western Asia. They are a very adaptable species, and as a domesticated farm animal, goats live everywhere from deserts to the tundra.Full Answer >