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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
  • Currently 100
4.2 (63)
billybrookes
I thoroughly enjoyed owning a donkey, and believe the...
Review by: billybrookes (4) 27 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
elliohs
Let me just start out by saying: I loved my donkey. I...
Review by: elliohs (2) July 05, 2015 22:41
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
DavidHighley
Hootie, and 4 other Donkeys were given to us last yea...
Review by: DavidHighley (18) May 11, 2015 18:34
  • Currently 100
3.75
Kittycat2015
Since I was born my family had a donkey, called Benja...
Review by: Kittycat2015 (2) May 10, 2015 17:08
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
GregKay
We had no idea how old the donkey was when he was giv...
Review by: GregKay (16) April 30, 2015 14:53
  • Currently 100
3.75
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