A well-known National Park in India.
Asiatic Water Buffalo
Truly wild Asiatic water buffalo are very rare and can be counted in the hundreds in south east Asia. Domesticated water buffalo are much more prevalent throughout the world however, and can be counted in the millions. They love the water and can often be found almost completely submerged in the ponds within their preserve.
Nilgai, the largest of the Asian antelopes are native to India. Only the males bear short, straight horns and are slate-gray in color. Females and juveniles are tan in color and do not have horns. Both sexes can easily be identified by two white cheek spots on either side of their face, and by what look like black and white striped socks at their ankles.
Standing just two-and-a-half feet tall, this species of Indian antelope gets its name from the dark color of the mature male (which is known as a buck). Females and immature males are lighter in color. The male’s straight, ringed horns twist 3 or 4 times and are about 2 feet long. If danger approaches, blackbuck will spring up into the air to alert the rest of the herd — a behavior called pronking. Blackbuck are endangered in India.
Kulan Equus hemionus kulan, also known as Asian wild ass, are the fastest equid and can run up to 43 miles/hour (70km/hr) for short periods of time. They live in herds of 10-20 individuals in flat desert country of Turkmenistan. The only known predators for the Kulan are wolves and humans. Populations have declined significantly over the years due to excessive hunting and competition with livestock and agricultural purposes. Consequently, the subspecies is classified as endangered. Kulan stand approximately 4 ft (1.2 meters) and weigh 450lbs (204 kg). Kulan are also known as Onagers.