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Mongolian wild ass

[ mong-goh-lee-uhn wahyld-as, mon‐ ]
/ mɒŋˈgoʊ li ən ˈwaɪld ˈæs, mɒn‐ /
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noun

a wild ass, Equus hemionus hemionus, a subspecies of the onager, found in southern Mongolia and northern China: having had its populations in Kazakhstan and Siberia exterminated by unchecked hunting, the Mongolian wild ass is now classified as near threatened.

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Also called chigetai, dziggetai, khulan .

Origin of Mongolian wild ass

First recorded in 1840–45
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