Saturday, October 22, 2011

Drawing Animals: Somali Wild Ass

The Somali wild ass (Equus africanus somaliensis), a subspecies of African wild ass, is a very small wild equid and is actually rather delicate in structure, with the narrowest hooves in the equid world. They are about four feet tall and weight about six hundred pounds, feed on mostly grass, and are known for their unique leg striping. The species is , unfortunately, critically endangered. Image is from Wikimedia Commons and is copyright free.
My interpretation


  1. Somali wild asses are the ancestors of some domestic donkeys, but most are derived from the Nubian wild ass.

    It's not a wild ass guess anymore.

    The Asian wild asses are pretty interesting, too.

  2. Interesting. I thought that that African species was the probable ancestor of the donkey.

    I must look into the Asian wild ass.

  3. It is the African wild ass, but some are Somali but most are Nubian.