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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 (55)
jollybehavior
My donkeys were bought as rescues to protect a flock ...
Review by: jollybehavior (10) 8 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.25
2 photos
tygermystyc
We acquired our donkey because we had wild dogs attac...
Review by: tygermystyc (22) 18 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
2ndopiniondvm
Donkeys are NOT small horses with big ears! They have...
Review by: 2ndopiniondvm (15) updated 22 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
EllisMai
We had a wonderful time with Shrek. Our family lived ...
Review by: EllisMai (6) 28 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
ampersands
Especially on a dude ranch like where I worked with C...
Review by: ampersands (24) February 27, 2015 18:34
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
Habitat (2 videos)
Duelling Donkeys
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Care / Feeding (1 video)
Donkeys who lunch
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Funny / Heartwarming (3 videos)
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)
Donkeys Go Anywhere
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Donkey Sanctuary
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