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Donkey

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Donkey

ORIGIN

Egypt, Africa and the Middle East

SEX

A boy donkey is called a jack. A girl donkey is called a jenny.

WEIGHT

80 to 480 kg (180 to 1,060 lb)

HEIGHT

The height at the withers ranges from 7.3 to 15.3 hands (31 to 63 inches, 79 to 160 cm

LIFESPAN

They 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

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Did you know?
1

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

2

Donkeys were tamed over 5000 years ago.

3

Donkeys are related to horses and zebras

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

Donkeys are sometimes called burros.

8

Like horses, donkeys eat grains and grass.

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