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Equus africanus (African Wild Ass)

Wikipedia Abstract

The African wild ass or African wild donkey (Equus africanus) is a wild member of the horse family, Equidae. This species is believed to be the ancestor of the domestic donkey, which is usually placed within the same species. They live in the deserts and other arid areas of the Horn of Africa, in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. It formerly had a wider range north and west into Sudan, Egypt, and Libya. About 570 individuals exist in the wild.
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Equus africanus africanus (Nubian Wild Ass)
Equus africanus somaliensis (Somali Wild Ass)

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Equus africanus

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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0