The Asiatic Wild Ass
Species: Equus hemionus
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered
Its population has declined by more than 50% in the last 16 years and this trend is continuing.
Habitat: Asses live in desert or semi-desert areas, steppeland (grassy plains) and mountainous regions. They prefer hilly areas but will come down into the valleys to avoid dust and snow storms.
Size: Shoulder height - 1.1 - 1.2 m
Weight: 160-260 kg
Life Span: about 28 years
Gestation: 11-12 months (one foal only)
Distribution: Southern and south-western MongoliaRead More: The Mongolian Wild Ass