Urošević, Milivoje and Štasna, Danka and Namsraijav, Tsegmid and Zdraveski, Igor and Ograk, Yusuf and Stanišić, Goran and Mandić, Radomir and Dameski, Panče and Drobnjak, Darko THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF INDIAN WILD DONKEY KHUR.

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The important place in the group of Asian wild donkeys, so called half-donkeys as only African
donkey is considered a genuine wild donkey, takes an Indian wild donkey (half-donkey) khur
(Equus hemionus khur, Lesson 1827). It is well known as Equus blandfordi, Pacock 1947
(Urošević et al. 2022). It dwelled also on the Syrian territory in the old times. It lived on the
drought-affected area in the North-West part of India and on the bordering area in Pakistan
The information for the due survey was taken from official documents - National Studbook of
Indian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus khur) published by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and
Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi. Three studbooks were published. The life expectancy values
were estimated for each gender. A year was taken as 365 days and a month as 30 days.
The average life expectancy in the Zoo for jacks was 721, 1 days with variation interval from 6 to
5380 days. For jennies it was 765, 1 with variation interval from 1 to 7935 days. The average life
expectancy for the foals born by donkeys paired in the Zoo is 2731 day. Variation interval is from 6
to 7752 days.
Key words: Asian wild donkey, Zoo, life expectancy

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Depositing User: Mrs Natasha Petrovska
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2023 10:59
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024 10:03

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