Wild Ponies, Equus caballus
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA
The ponies of Assateague Island (MD, VA) live in a completely wild state. The origin of these ponies is uncertain, but likely dates back to the 1600s. They may be survivors of a shipwrecked pirate ship, or they may have been released to the island by nearby settlers.
(Order Perissodactyla, Family Equidae)