Fine art illustration of a Kiang. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The drawing of the Kiang was completed on 12.14.2013. The Kiang drawing is (perhaps) my final drawing of endangered equines - was inspired by my association with a member of the Association GOVIIN KHULAN - which is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the world's most endangered equines. The drawing is based upon some sketches I had done, along with the study of the animal's anatomy.
The Kiangis - also called the Tibetan wild ass, khyang, and gorkhar - is the largest of the wild asses. It is native to the Tibetan Plateau, where it inhabits montane and alpine grasslands. Its current range is restricted to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, plains of the Tibetan plateau and northern Nepal along the Tibetan border. Kiangs are found on the Tibetan plateau, between the Himalayas in the south and the Kunlun Mountains in the north. This restricts them almost entirely to China, but small number are found across the borders in the Ladakh and Sikkim regions of India, and along the northern frontier of Nepal. Like all equids, kiangs are herbivores, feeding on grasses and sedges, especially Stipa, but also including other local plants such as bog sedges, Carex, and meadow grass.