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Asiatic Ass, Equus hemionus

asiatic ass  
        The Asian wild ass can be found ranging from northern India to Syria (Sterry 1994).  It is a desert species which is adapted to living in arid conditions and which prefers habitats that include large tracts of open landscape (Clabby 1976, Sterry 1994).  Although five species of Asian wild ass (including the onager, kiang, and hemiones) have been identified, some unifying identifying features are found among all Asian wild asses.  These include a sandy-coloured body with a light muzzle and underbelly, a dark dorsal stripe, and ears of an intermediate size between those of a domestic horse and those of the African ass (Clabby 1976).  
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