| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||W, C & S Asia
||2 - 2.5 m (6.5 - 8.25 ft)
||30 - 49 cms (12 - 19.5 inches)
||200 - 260 Kgs (440 - 570 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
The Onager is a wild member of the horse family, Equidae. They have a body length between 2 and 2.5 m (6.5 - 8.25 ft), a tail length between 30 and 49 cms (12 - 19.5 inches) and they weigh between 200 and 260 Kgs (440 - 570 lbs).
They are buff, tawny or grey in colour with a white underside. They have a dark mane, dorsal stripe, ear tips and a feathered tail tip.
Onagers can be found in west, central and southern Asia.
Onagers eat a variety of vegetation including grasses and succulent plants.
Subspecies of the Onager include:
Mongolian Wild Ass or Khulan
(Equus hemionus hemionus)
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
(Equus hemionus kulan)
(Equus hemionus onager)
Indian Wild Ass or Khur
(Equus hemionus khur)
Syrian Wild Ass
(Equus hemionus hemippus)
Conservation Status: Extinct (1928)
The Syrian Wild Ass inhabited the mountains, desert and steppe of Syria. The last one died in Schönbrunn Zoo in 1928 and it is officially declared extinct.
Onagers are also known as:
Asian Wild Ass
African Wild Ass