Equus asinus somalicus
Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea
Herbivore. Grasses and herbs.
Habitat: Stony deserts and arid areas
Dimensions: 2,05m max, height 1,25m max
Weight: 280kg max
Gestation: 12 months, 1 young
Social structure: solitary or in mixed, bachelor or female groups.
Estimated population in the wild: <600
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Threats: Hunting for food and traditional medicine, interbreeding with domestic donkey, ongoing civil wars.
Did you know that:
- It is the ancestor of the domestic donkey.
- Their loud voices can be heard at a distance of over 3km.
- Each individual has a unique stripe pattern on its legs.