Zoological name: There are two living species of wild ass: the African wild ass (Equus asinus) and the Asiatic wild ass (E. hemionus). The African wild ass has 3 subspecies: the north African wild ass (E.a.atlantis), the Nubian wild ass (E.a.asinus) and the Somali wild ass (E.a.somalicus). The Asiatic wild ass, on the other hand, has four living subspecies: the Kulan of Mongolia (E.h.hemionus), the Indian wild ass (E.h.khur), the Persian onager or ghorkhar (E.h.onager) and the Kiang of Ladakh, Tibet, Nepal and Sikkim (E.h.kiang).
Distribution: Wild asses are found in dry areas of Asia and Africa. The Indian wild ass inhabits in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.
Habitat: They live in the dry areas.
Physical feature: The African wild ass is characterized in having gray ish coat colour with white belly, narrow dark stripes along the back, larger ears and normally a shoulder bar. The body weight is recorded up to 275 kg.