Somali wild ass
Equus africanus somaliensis
Somali wild asses grow long, dense coats during the winter to stay warm, but when spring comes, the coat is shed through a collaborative molting process. The asses stand side-by-side and nip at each other’s sides and necks, ridding themselves of the heavy coat.
TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulate)
At Serious Risk
Up to 40 years
Solitary or small groups during dry season, when food is scarce; large groups up to 50 members during wet season.