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Kiang facts

TAXONOMY
Equus kiang Moorcroft, 1841, Ladak, Kashmir, India.

OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Tibetan wild ass.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Shoulder top 39–56 in (100–142 cm). Is a medium-sized, long-legged, hoofed ungulate; the colour of the coat modifications seasonally and is red-chestnut in summer season and darkish brown within the winter. During the winter, the size of the hair doubles to roughly 1.2 in (three cm). Has a white stomach, whitish legs, and distinctive patches of white on the neck, chest, and shoulder. The mane is erect, brief, and darkish in coloration. The muzzle is white with grey between and across the nostrils and on the lips.

DISTRIBUTION
Found in China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

HABITAT
Live in alpine grasslands and arid steppes. They are discovered at excessive altitudes ranging 8,800–17,400 ft (2,700–5,300 m).

BEHAVIOR
Has a social group comparable to different arid habitat equids. Information is proscribed, however through the breeding season males are solitary and their spacing means that they're territorial.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Feed totally on out there grasses, particularly Stipa spp.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
Gestation is roughly 12 months. The peak in foaling and breeding happens from June–September when forage is most ample. Mating system not identified.

CONSERVATION STATUS
Listed as Lower Risk/Least Concern. The whole kiang inhabitants is estimated to be 60,000–70,000. Major threats are industrial searching, lack of habitat, and competitors for forage and water.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
In some areas, they're hunted as a supply of meat. In the Chang Tang Reserve within the Tibet Autonomous Region, they're one of many largest herbivores and their massive herds have the potential to draw admiring vacationers from all through the world.