National studbook of Indian wild ass

Indian wild ass, an equid species inhabits the saline-arid region of the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. The species is increasingly threatened by developmental activities leading to habitat loss and fragmentation. It is currently listed as endangered in the IUCN red list of threatened species and in Schedule I of the Wildlife protection Act of India (1972). The species occurs in captivity only in Indian zoos and Sakkarbaug zoo, Junagadh has the lone breeding population. This studbook is a part of the Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi, assignment to the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, for the compilation and publication of studbooks of selected endangered species of wild animals in Indian zoos.