TAXONOMY
Equus hemionus Pallas, 1775, Transbaikalia, Russia. There are
six subspecies at the moment acknowledged.

OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Kulan, onager, khulan, khur, dzigettai.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Shoulder top 43–50 in (108–126 cm); weight 441–573 lb (200–260 kg). Is a medium-sized, long-eared, long-legged, hoofed ungulate, with a brief coat that's tan to reddish in shade with a white stomach and chest. They even have distinctive white markings on the posterior portion of the shoulder and the anterior portion of the rump. The mane is erect, and darkish in shade. The muzzle is white with grey between and across the nostrils and on the lips. There is a stripe down the again that's edged in white.

DISTRIBUTION
The 5 remaining subspecies are present in restricted ranges in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and India. They have been reintroduced in Israel and Saudi Arabia.

HABITAT
Live in habitats starting from semiarid grasslands to excessive
salt desert situations.

BEHAVIOR
Females stay in small short-term teams which might be sometimes composed of fewer than 5 people. The solely secure teams are composed of a feminine and her offspring. Males could kind small seasonal harem teams and maintain seasonal territories close to everlasting water sources. Some females could keep on one territory throughout your entire breeding season.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Little is understood in regards to the feeding ecology of the Asiatic wild ass. When grass is ample, they're primarily grazers. During drier seasons or in drier habitats, they may also feed on browse.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
Monogamous. Polyestrous, breeding is seasonal, and gestation is 11 months. Most foals are born throughout a twoto threemonth interval. Foaling and mating happens throughout the wet season when vegetation is most ample.

CONSERVATION STATUS
Listed as Vulnerable. Only one subspecies, the khulan, has a considerable inhabitants dimension. Major threats are over-hunting, lack of habitat, and competitors for forage and water.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
In some areas the place they happen, they're used for meat. In all areas the place they happen, they're an essential part of the grassland and desert ecosystems.


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