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Onagers in the Negev Desert the Onagers were re-introduced to the Negev several years ago, and now there are over 300 living there. it is wonderful to see a herd with young ones, and know the reintroduction was a success. Equus hemionus,Equus hemonius,Fall,Geotagged,Israel,Negev Desert,Onager Click/tap to enlarge

Onagers in the Negev Desert

the Onagers were re-introduced to the Negev several years ago, and now there are over 300 living there. it is wonderful to see a herd with young ones, and know the reintroduction was a success.

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The Onager is a large member of the genus ''Equus'' of the family Equidae native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel and Tibet. It is sometimes known as the Wild Asian Ass.

Like many other large grazing animals, the onager's range has contracted greatly under the pressures of hunting and habitat loss, and of the six subspecies, one is extinct and two are endangered. The kiang , a Tibetan relative, was previously considered to be a subspecies of the onager as ''E. hemionus.. more

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jan 17, 2019. Captured Sep 27, 2014 12:00 in 171, Israel.
  • WB250F/WB251F/WB252F
  • f/5.8
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 72mm