Equus kiang

The Kiang is the largest of the wild asses. It lives in high montane and grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau. They gather in small herds led by an old female, and like to do most of their activities (eating, drinking, running, sleeping) together.

Their only predator is the wolf, which attacks mainly solitary kiangs. When kiangs are in a group and a wolf approaches, they can defend themselves by making a circle and, with heads down kick out violently.

Picture taken in the zoo of Wuppertal, Germany, in April 2011.

Family Equidae
Order Perissodactyla
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth