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.

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Asiatic Wild Ass © Roni G CC BY-ND 2.0The Asiatic Wild Ass

Order:
Perissodactyla

Family: Equidae

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 Mongolia

Read More: The Mongolian Wild Ass

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