Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Equidae
        Scientific Name : Equus Asinus

                      Size(H) : 90cm - 130cm 
                                       ( 35in - 51in)
                      Weight : 200kg - 258kg
                                      ( 441lbs - 570lbs)
                 Top Speed : 24km/h (15mph)
                  Life Span : 15 - 30 years

                      Colour : Grey, Brown, Black
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Stocky body and 
                                      hee-haw sounds
  1. Donkeys are believed to be domesticated from the Somali Wild Ass.
  2. They are thought to be domesticated around 5000 years ago in North-Eastern Africa.
  3. Their domestication spread worldwide very soon.
  4. They have always been used to carry heavy loads for long distances.
  5. They are known to have very strong immune and digestive systems.
  6. Their adaptation to desert like environment helps them derive nutrition from less nutritive vegetation.
  7. They have very stubborn temperament.
  8. They are extremely loyal and friendly, once their masters have gained their trust.
  9. They have an incredible sense of self-preservation which protects them from danger and over burden.
  10. Interestingly, they make great companions for horses and are known to have a calming effect over them.
  11. An offspring by interbreeding a horse and a Donkey is called a mule.
  12. Mules are infertile because of the genetic malfunction caused by mating two different species.
  13. Donkeys are herbivores feeding on grass, weeds and vegetables.
  14. Their main natural predators are Fox, Wolf and lion.

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