Persian Onager

[Equus hemionus onager]

Dfrcx9o8bcsios1ywpkr The Persian onager has a weight of 440 to 575 pounds and a height of approximately 50 inches at the shoulder. Their legs and belly are usually light beige or tan with darker markings on the neck and sides. There is a dark brown stripe along the back. They have a short (2 to 3 inch) mane, and have tails with a small tuft of hair at the end.

Location: Tufted Deer Yard

Share:

Range
The range of the Persian Onager is two protected areas of Iran.
Habitat
The Persian Onager inhabits harsh semi-arid desert with hot days and cool nights.
Gestation
11 months
Litter
1
Behavior
Persian Onagers are most active at dawn and dusk. They get most of their water from food but live near water if possible. A territorial system is common, with males guarding prime territories and females moving among guarded territories depending on habitat and male preference. Immature males sometimes form all male groups.
Reproduction
Reproduction in Persian Onagers is seasonal with births between April and September in North America. Males and females reach sexual maturity at about 2 years. Males do no usually breed until about 4 years of age.
Wild Diet
They eat mainly grasses. In the dry season, they break woody plants with their hooves for succulent portions and seed pods. They also may dig up to 2 feet deep for water
Zoo Diet
Herbivore pellet and hay
Tags

Photos:


Videos:


Documents:


External Links: