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Onagers (kulan, wild horses) in the Altyn-Emel nature reserve.

Observation of wild onagers in the Altyn-Emel park.

Observation of animals and birds in the Altyn-Emel park.

Kulan or onager (lat.Equus hemionus) is a wild horse belonging to the genus Equus. Outside, the kulan looks like a donkey (large head, long ears, short tail, straight mane) and a horse (bright demeanor, slender body, long legs). Listed in the Red Data Books of the ICC and the USSR and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Onager, Kulan - information for tourists.

We suggest watching wild ass in the Altyn-Emel Park. Animals are not shy. Our huntsman friends know how to get very close to them. The height of the animal is 210-240 cm, weight is 190-260 kg. The color is yellowish, with a dark purple stripe on the crest, the tip of the tail is black. Until the first half of the twentieth century, wild donkeys lived in herds in the steppes of Kazakhstan. It is widespread in the winter months from the Caspian Sea eastward to the Ili depression.

Protection of the Onagers on the territory of Kazakhstan.

Countless hunting for the wild ass has led to its disappearance in the Kazakh land. Work on the localization of Kulan in the republic began in 1953. From 1953 to 1964, 19 wild donkeys of kulans from Turkmenistan were brought to the Barsakelmes nature reserve in the Aral Sea. In 1982, specimens of the kulans were moved to the Altynemel National Park, the Andisay Nature Reserve and the Mangistau Region. Today in Kazakhstan there are about 2.0 thousand kulans (2004). Due to the fact that the number of wild donkey in the world is decreasing from year to year, it is protected and listed in the "Red Book" of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Kazakhstan.



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