It is hard to guess what a Kiang weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Kiang (Equus kiang) on average weights 280.57 kg (618.55 lbs).
The Kiang is from the family Equidae (genus: Equus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 2.25 meter (7′ 5″).
As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.
The kiang (Equus kiang) 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 plains of the Tibetan plateau and Ladakh, India , and northern Nepal along the Tibetan border. Other common names for this species include Tibetan wild ass, khyang and gorkhar. Travellers’ accounts of the kiang are one inspiration for the unicorn.
Animals of the same family as a Kiang
We found other animals of the Equidae family:
- Onager bringing 235.62 kilos (519.45 lbs) to the scale
- Mountain zebra bringing 279.73 kilos (616.7 lbs) to the scale
- Asinus bringing 172.5 kilos (380.3 lbs) to the scale
- Burchell’s zebra bringing 278.08 kilos (613.06 lbs) to the scale
- Horse bringing 401.8 kilos (885.82 lbs) to the scale
- Grévy’s zebra bringing 405.5 kilos (893.97 lbs) to the scale
- Equus onager bringing 205 kilos (451.95 lbs) to the scale
- Plains zebra bringing 400 kilos (881.85 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Kiang
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Equus kiang:
- Hooded seal with a weight of 278.95 kilos (614.98 lbs)
- Sable antelope with a weight of 235.2 kilos (518.53 lbs)
- Crabeater seal with a weight of 225 kilos (496.04 lbs)
- Common bottlenose dolphin with a weight of 281.02 kilos (619.54 lbs)
- Mediterranean monk seal with a weight of 294.94 kilos (650.23 lbs)
- Okapi with a weight of 230 kilos (507.06 lbs)
- Muskox with a weight of 312.67 kilos (689.32 lbs)
- Roan antelope with a weight of 262.09 kilos (577.81 lbs)
- Red deer with a weight of 240.43 kilos (530.06 lbs)
- Pygmy hippopotamus with a weight of 231 kilos (509.27 lbs)