The barren, salt-tinted land of the Little Rann is nature at its harshest and most compelling. The big attraction here is the Wild Ass Sanctuary. Covering a large part of the Rann, the sanctuary is a place of heat-haze mirages and barren vistas where the last remaining population of the cappuccino-coloured Indian wild ass (khur) plods through the dust. Alongside the wild asses can be found foxes, wolves and masses of birdlife. This is one of India's best birding areas.