Wildlife in Serengeti-Park
Kulan | Equus hemionus
Asiatic wild asses, also called Kulans, are an endangered species. Through conservation efforts, their stock with about 2000 animals are now considered secure. Kulans live in cold steppes and semi-deserts in Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. They reach a shoulder height of 0.97 to 1.38 meters. Kulans are herbivores but can also live for months on dry grass and woody plants.
Kulans are very adaptable and can withstand any weather: with their dense winter coat, they can easily withstand temperatures of minus 40 ° C; and with their short summer hair, heat periods of plus 40 ° C. Thus, they are outdoors in the Serengeti Park all year round. In our park and in the wild the foals are born mainly in the spring, and the little ones are nursed by the mother for eight months. There are always several mares and a stallion in a group together. Stallions and mares are immediately on the run when at risk and can hold more than 50 km / h over long distances. The mothers defend their foals against bears and wolves very effectively by heavy, deadly strokes of their hooves and targeted bites.