In order to test these factors, the diurnal time budgets of the Asiatic wild ass was studied using the focal sampling method in Xinjiang Province (China) during 2007.
In summer, especially during the rut, Asiatic wild ass devoted more significant time to "other" activities (suckling, moving, courting and agonistic behavior).
Keywords: Diurnal time, Asiatic wild ass, time budgets, Equus hemionus.
Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus) inhabits desert and semi-desert environments in central Asia, Iran and India (Moehlman, 2008; Feh et al.
In the past decades, Asiatic wild ass has attracted attention of researchers from many countries (Reading et al.
The present paper describes the diurnal time budgets of Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus) and effect of season and time of day.
Asiatic wild ass and goitred gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) are the most common wild ungulate species in the reserve.
The behavior of the Asiatic wild ass was investigated using the focal animal sampling method (Altmann, 1974) during 2007.
Vigilance was noted when Asiatic wild ass typically standing and raising their head above the shoulder and scanned their surroundings.