Pineapples in the Old World

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Horses in the New World

Christopher Columbus during his second voyage introduced Twenty horses, to the New World (he started with 34 stallions and mares when he left Spain). He unloaded then at the site to be the location of the future city of Santo Domingo (now in the Dominican Republic) on the island of Hispaniola.

Date:
      1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Explorter / Captain
Location:
      Island of Hispaniola.


Additional Information:

  • Wild Horses as Native North American Wildlife | Animal Welfare Institute
    In 1493, on Columbus’ second voyage to the Americas, Spanish horses, representing E. caballus, were brought back to North America, first in the Virgin Islands, and, in 1519, they were reintroduced on the continent, in modern‐day Mexico, from where they radiated throughout the American Great Plains, after escape from …
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    Most of the evolutionary development of the horse (54 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago) actually took place in North America, where they developed the very successful strategy of grazing (eating grass) rather than browsing (eating softer succulent leaves).
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    The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and, in Spanish, it is Cristóbal Colón.

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