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Donkey

Donkey


Other name(s):
 Ass; Burro; Jack; Jenny

Scientific name: Equus africanus asinus

Country / Place of origin: Africa

History: The modern domesticated Donkey is a
descendant of the African Wild Ass, now considered an endangered species. Historically, the donkey is recorded as having been domesticated about the same time as the horse and became an essential beast of burden in ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Middle Eastern cultures because they could carry close to a third of their own body weight (horses can comfortably carry 20%).

Donkeys were introduced to different parts of the world but only became popular in the United States in the mid-1800s

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
great pets, endearing, intelligence, great companion animal, herd guards, developing country
Challenging:
bray, wet climates, little stubborn, dual personalities, mutual respect, screaming
Interesting:
dressage movements, good scratch, BLM, routine worming, ground manners
Overall review
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4.4 (33)
janettedraper
I got my Donkey Gypsey from an animal rescue center w...
Review by: janettedraper (16) 12 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
heartsandhooves
We have had donkeys since 2007. Our family bought ou...
Review by: heartsandhooves (5) 15 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
MamaFish
We have had goats and sheep for about 10 years now. A...
Review by: MamaFish (9) March 16, 2014 16:29
  • Currently 100
3.50
4 photos
JenniMcCarthy
I love having donkeys around. They're not everyone's ...
Review by: JenniMcCarthy (28) March 16, 2014 09:37
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Digitalsec
When I was young I lived on a farm. For my twelfth bi...
Review by: Digitalsec (18) March 14, 2014 13:54
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Habitat (2 videos)
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Duelling Donkeys
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Noisy Donkeys
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Care / Feeding (1 video)
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Donkeys who lunch
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Funny / Heartwarming (3 videos)
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Moroccan Donkey Beauty Contest
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a real ass (a donkey)
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New Born Donkey
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Learn About (2 videos)
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Donkeys Go Anywhere
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Donkey Sanctuary
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