Donkey

Donkey

(Equus africanus asinus)

infoThe donkey or ass, Equus africanus asinus, is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African Wild Ass, E. ... Read More

Donkey
The donkey or ass, Equus africanus asinus, is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African Wild Ass, E. africanus. In the western United States, a small donkey is sometimes called a burro (from the Spanish word for the animal). A male donkey or ass is called a jack, a female a jenny, and an offspring less than one year old a foal (male: colt, female: filly). While different species of the Equidae family can interbreed, offspring are almost always sterile. Nonetheless, horse/donkey hybrids are popular for their durability and vigor. A mule is the offspring of a jack (male donkey) and a mare (female horse). The much rarer successful mating of a male horse and a female donkey produces a hinny.

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  1. Abyssinian / Ethiopian (American Jack)

    Abyssinian / Ethiopian (American Jack)

  2. African Wild Ass

    African Wild Ass

  3. Anatolia

    Anatolia

  4. Andalusian (Andaluz / Cordovan)

    Andalusian (Andaluz / Cordovan)

  5. Asinara

    Asinara

  6. Berry Black

    Berry Black

  7. Berry Grey

    Berry Grey

  8. Burro

    Burro

  9. Catalan

    Catalan

  10. Cotentin

    Cotentin

  11. Hamadan

    Hamadan

  12. Isola dell'Asinara

    Isola dell'Asinara

  13. Karpass

    Karpass

  14. Maltese

    Maltese

  15. Mammoth Jackstock (American Mammoth)

    Mammoth Jackstock (American Mammoth)

  16. Mary (Maryiskaya, Merv)

    Mary (Maryiskaya, Merv)

  17. Mini (Miniature Mediterranean)

    Mini (Miniature Mediterranean)

  18. Monte Amiata

    Monte Amiata

  19. Mule

    Mule

  20. Parlag

    Parlag

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