Indian wild ass

Indian wild ass

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Equus hemionus khar

The Indian wild ass, also called the Ghudkhur, Khur or Indian onager in the local Gujarati language, is a subspecies of the onager native to Southern Asia. It is currently listed as Near Threatened by IUCN. The previous census in 2009 estimated a population of 4,038 Indian wild asses. However, the population was still growing. In December 2014, the population was estimated at 4,451 individuals. As of 2015, the current Indian wild ass population has decreased to less than 4800 individuals in and outside of the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary of India. The population has risen by 37% since 2014, reveals data released by the Gujarat forest department. The population has reached 6,082, according to the census conducted in March 2020.

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Indian wild ass habitat map

References

1. Indian wild ass Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_wild_ass
2. Indian wild ass on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/7963/3144616

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