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Endangered African Species: African Wild Ass

Animal

African wild ass is an animal that belongs to the genus Equine of the family Odd-toed ungulate. It is a large wild donkey that inhabits Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Djibouti, Sudan, etc. A donkey that lives in arid areas such as grasslands and semi-deserts, and is said to be the ancestor of domestic donkeys. It is said that this donkey was domesticated in the African Continent 5000 years ago and the current livestock donkey was born. African wild ass is currently designated as an endangered species. Frika Endangered Species: African Wild Ass

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Habitat

African wild ass inhabit Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Djibouti, Sudan and more.

Characteristic

The African wild ass is a large donkey with a body length of 200 cm and a weight of 200-250 kg. I live in desert areas in North Africa and East Africa. It is a social animal that forms a single or a small herd of about 10 animals. There are two subspecies of this donkey, the Nubianoroba that inhabits the eastern bank of the Nile to the Red Sea coast, northeastern Sudan and Eritrea, and the Somali wild ass that inhabits northeastern Ethiopia and Eritrea. It features black stripes on the legs. African wild ass are active during the cooler hours of late afternoon to early morning and are often hidden in the shade during the day.

Ecology

African wild ass live on grass, bark and leaves. African wild ass are water-requiring animals and should be drunk at least once every three days if they do not get the water they need from their vegetation. African wild ass breed in the rainy season. The gestation period lasts 11 to 12 months and gives birth to one child from October to February. Children wean for 6 to 8 months after birth and become sexually mature 2 years after birth. Lifespan is up to 40 years.

Endangered species

African wild ass has a problem of habitat destruction due to development. It is often hunted because it has long been believed to be medicinal. The abundance of this donkey has dropped sharply. Listed in CITES Annex I, transactions are severely restricted. It is also designated as an endangered species. Conservation activities are taking place in Africa. However, the population has not recovered much.

Breeding

Since African wild ass is listed in Annex I of the Washington Convention, exports and imports are restricted, and it is difficult for ordinary people to raise them. Watch at the zoo or go to the African Continent.

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