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Kiang, Tibetan Wild Ass

Equus kiang


Wikipedia states, 'Kiang is the largest of the wild asses. It is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its current range is restricted to Ladakh, plains of Tibetan Plateau and northern Nepal along Tibetan border'.


Habitat as per Wikipedia, 'High altitude, from 13,000 - 15,000 ft., cold semi-deserts of Ladakh'.


I would like to also add some points here: 1. I have observed Kiangs in Ladakh too (posted the spotting on PN/1542596010). 2. Although this spotting was in a Tibetan Plateau, semi-desert, but well inside Sikkim. River Teesta flows by and originates nearby. 3. Official altitude recorded that of Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim, is 17,100 ft. This Kiang was spotted just nearby the lake.

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 12 months ago

Thanks Brian38. Yes, there are some pretty places.

Brian38 12 months ago

Your welcome DrNamgyalT.Sherpa. I am so fascinated by your habitats in Sikkim!!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 12 months ago

Thanks Sergio, Brian, Gaia80, arne.roysland, Zlatan and SarahWhitt for making it favourite.

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Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2019
Submitted on Aug 11, 2019

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