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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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4.2 (51)
ampersands
Especially on a dude ranch like where I worked with C...
Review by: ampersands (9) 2 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
auroradewater
I trained a donkey for a friend of the family as my f...
Review by: auroradewater (30) 9 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.50
MarianneEdwards
Donkey Oatie was a long-eared lord. He was wise and p...
Review by: MarianneEdwards (4) 13 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 comment
3 photos
zhanet
Our donkey Marko is a good soul. We got him as a youn...
Review by: zhanet (9) 17 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
tessadarling
We had two donkeys (one miniature). We had quite a bi...
Review by: tessadarling (3) 27 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
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