Egypt, Africa and the Middle East
A boy donkey is called a jack. A girl donkey is called a jenny.
80 to 480 kg (180 to 1,060 lb)
The height at the withers ranges from 7.3 to 15.3 hands (31 to 63 inches, 79 to 160 cm
They have a lifespan of 40 years if they are given the proper care.
There are more than 40 million donkeys in the World
The donkey or ass (Equus africanus asinus) is a domesticated member of the horse family
Donkeys were tamed over 5000 years ago.
Donkeys are related to horses and zebras
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 trust.
A mule is a cross between a donkey and a horse. Mules are very strong, but bigger than a donkey.
Donkeys make a loud braying noise that goes on for several seconds
Donkeys are sometimes called burros.
Like horses, donkeys eat grains and grass.