Where are they found? The African wild ass is the wild ancestor of the domestic ass, which is commonly known as donkey or burro. The ass has been domesticated for 6 years. The two can still interbreed and are considered to be the same species. Feral populations of domestic asses exist in several parts of the world, notable Australia and southwestern United States.
Wild african ass - Picture of Zoo Liberec, Liberec
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The African wild ass is the granddaddy of the domesticated donkeys of today. It is a desert animal, living primarily in three countries of Africa. It looks like a regular donkey except for its legs, which appear to be wearing black and white striped knee-high socks. The African wild ass also is called the Abyssinian wild ass, Somali wild ass, Somali wild donkey and African wild donkey. It is the smallest member of the Equidae family, the same family to which the rhino, horse and tapir belong.
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The object of this Roadmap is to outline in broad terms the geographic range, population, habitat and ecology of African Wild Ass and the threats that they are facing. This Roadmap builds on information discussed at the Range State meeting held in March in Bonn, Germany, and a commenting process that followed. The African Wild Ass Equus africanus was once widespread in north and north-east Africa, but its range and numbers have been drastically reduced.
Toggle navigation. African wild ass Facts African wild ass is the smallest member of the horse family. There are two subspecies of African wild ass: Nubian and Somali wild ass. They live in eastern Africa: in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. African wild ass inhabits rocky terrains and dry and desert areas.