Fun Animal Facts
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AnimalDonkey
OriginEgypt, Africa and the Middle East
SexA boy donkey is called a jack. A girl donkey is called a jenny.
Weight80 to 480 kg (180 to 1,060 lb)
HeightThe height at the withers ranges from 7.3 to 15.3 hands (31 to 63 inches, 79 to 160 cm
LifespanThey have a lifespan of 40 years if they are given the proper care.
Animal Population There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world
Did You KnowFun Farm Animal Facts

Donkeys were tamed over 5000 years ago.

Donkeys have a reputation for being stubborn. They are more cautious than horses. If a situation seems unsafe, they dig in their heels and won’t move. Owners must patiently work to gain a donkey’s trus

Donkeys make a loud braying noise that goes on for several seconds

Like horses, donkeys eat grains and grass.

The donkey or ass (Equus africanus asinus) is a domesticated member of the horse family

Donkeys are related to horses and zebras

A mule is a cross between a donkey and a horse. Mules are very strong, but bigger than a donkey.

Donkeys are sometimes called burros.