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The Somali wild ass is one of two types of African wild ass. Overall, the species is the smallest of the wild equids. (horses, asses, and zebras).


The Somali wild ass has a light grey color coat. They have a large head, long ears, and their tail resembles that of a cow, with a tuft of longer black fur at the end. Their mane runs along the nape of their neck is stiff and stands upright. Their lower legs have horizontal stripes of black or dark brown like a zebra, and the edges of their ears are trimmed in darker fur.


The IUCN Red List of endangered species described it as "critically endangered".

Species: Equus africanus - African Wild Ass

Subspecies: Equus africanus somaliensis -

Somali Wild Ass - Critically Endangered

Subspecies: Equus africanus africanus -

Nubian Wild Ass - Critically Endangered


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Taken @ San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, CA


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Taken on January 28, 2016