India 2016 (part LVI): Wild Ass Sanctuary

Wild Ass Sanctuary, Gujarat:

Wild Asses in the Little Rann of Kachchh

Wild Asses in the Little Rann of Kachchh

From the Blackbuck National Park, I travelled north to the Wild Ass Sanctuary.


The Wild Ass Sanctuary protects almost 5,000 km² of the salt marshes of the Little Rann of Kachchh. Its harsh landscape is inhabited by a number of threatened species including the prominent Indian Wild Ass (aka Khur).

Additional highlights of my visit comprised a Jungle Cat, a Desert Fox, and a number of great bird sightings, such as Short-eared Owls, Sykes’s Nightjars, and a Macqueen’s Bustard. I stayed at the beautiful resort “Desert Coursers” in Zainabad, which I can definitely recommend for its well conducted safaris!

On the next day, I continued my journey to Bhuj from where I would conduct field work in the following 2.5 weeks.

4 responses to “India 2016 (part LVI): Wild Ass Sanctuary

  1. What a wonderful post! Your images are stunning. I loved the sunset with the big ball of fire and wonderful rosy red sky, the night images of the bird, and cat, and the sunrise images of the Flamingos, and other birds.
    The donkeys are delightful, and I liked seeing the people of that region.

    Thank you for the arm-chair tour of this part of India!

    Looking forward to the next post.

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