A World Tour Guide

Wild Ass and Little Rann of Kutch


In our great country India we are very rich due to wide variety of wildlife animals across different geographies. In actual, wildlife prosperity is the gift given by the creator. One such creation “wild ass” is found only in the little rann of Kutch, Gujarat across India. Moreover this animal is not found anywhere else across even entire Asia despite of many great Deserts.

Little Rann of Kutch:- One of the unique deserts of India located 130 km from Ahmadabad is spread across 4954 sq. km. Due to the presence of various wild life animals govt. declared it as a Sanctuary in the year 1972. It is also known as “Wild Ass Sanctuary”. It is the largest wild life sanctuary in India.

Little Rann of Kutch

Wild Ass – Little Rann of Kutch

Environment in this desert is diverse with rapid changing environments, saline sand and water. Till the year 1819 this area was covered with sea. After a large devastating earthquake in the year 1819, the entire area was converted to marine desert. Wild ass has adapted itself to survive in this typical environment. Another specialty of this desert is shallow water bodies spreaded across the desert which attracts many beautiful birds from across the globe to name some like pelicans, flamingos, cranes etc..

In addition to this other wild life animals like bull, Blackbuck, Fox, Snakes, and hair etc… Are found in this desert; however this desert is famous for one and the only one “Wild Ass”.

Little Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch


Little Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch

In the year 2009 there were 4038 Indian wild ass. It is increasing and in 2015 there were 4800.The coat is usually sandy, but varies from reddish grey, fawn to pale chestnut. These animals are also seen in the districts like Surendranagar, Banaskantha, Mehsana and other kutch districts. They are easily spotted in big groups. Saline deserts, arid grasslands and shrub lands are its preferred environments.

This population of wild ass is the only gene pool of Indian wild ass in the entire world and one of the six geographical varieties surviving in the earth.

So, what do you think ?

  • CommentLuv badge