The Wild Ass Sanctuary at Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) is located in Western India in the State of Gujarat.

The prime attraction of India's fourth largest sanctuary is the Wild Ass, that gallops across the flat terrain of Little Rann of Kutch (LRK).

India's fourth largest protected area, the Wild Ass Sanctuary has been carved out to protect the unique flora, fauna and ecosystem of the LRK.

a species which has several characteristics similar to that of horses and donkeys.

However, this area is like a treasure trove of nature which has been safekeeping a range of nature's bounties for all the visitors and tourists.

The Sanctuary includes the LRK and its fringe areas. It is the only home to the last of the Indian Wild Ass, which has population of around 6,082

The joy of being a part of the nature teeming with life is immense. The Sanctuary spread over 4,953 sq km in the salty and barren landscape of Little Rann of Kutch, is a tribute to the nature and environment in which we are an integral part

Very unique to this Rann, are the shrubs and wetlands, as well as the colonies of flamingos, which make it one of the rarest sites on earth. Established in 1973, under the Wildlife Protection Act, the WildAss Sanctuary protects the endangered ( Schedule - I) and endemic Indian Wild Ass ( Equus Hemionus Khur ) popularly known as Ghudkhur.

Interestingly, this animal has its only gene pool in the LRK. This biogeographical region is a part of Desert, but is unlike the neighbouring sandy desert in Rajasathan or elsewhere in the world.

The star attraction of the nature's gala show which is going on in this quiet corner since ages, is the swift and exotic spicies, Wild Ass. This animal, known for its gait, gallop and ability to withstand the extremities of nature and has been attracting thousands of tourists from the world.

This sanctuary is home to nearly 6,082 Indian Wild Asses which resemble a horse and a donkey both! No wonder that the animal shares some of the traits of both these animals, which gives it a unique significance.

LRK has a variety of avifauna ! Some of the most important bird species includes Lesser and Greater Flamingoes, White Pelican, Common Crane, Falcons, Harriers and Houbara Bustard. Also, there are numerous species of mammals found in LRK. Indian Wildass, Bluebull, Indian Wolf, Indian Fox, Desert Fox, Jackal, Striped Hyena, Wild boar, Jungle Cat as well as Chinkara and Blackbuck.

The best way to get to Eco Tour Camp is from the nearby town DHRANGADHRA / HALVAD which is well connected by train and bus to the capital city Ahemdabad in Gujarat,INDIA

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