subspecies of mammal (donkey as a domesticated subspecies). Equus africanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species e. TA TAen. Common name, Donkey. Synonym, Equus africanus asinus. Other names, › African ass ›African wild ass ›Somali wild ass ›ass ›domestic ass. Rank, SPECIES.

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A male donkey or ass is called a jack, a female a jenny or jennet; a young donkey is a foal. Boston and New York: White, Utah State University professor of animal science; and Dirk Vanderwall, University of Idaho assistant professor of animal and veterinary science.

Cape mountain zebra Equus zebra zebra Hartmann’s mountain zebra Equus zebra hartmannae. Studies in English historical lexicography, lexicology and semantics. Archived from the original on November 16, Cited at Donkey Archived at the Wayback Machine. Among the wild ass species, several never-domesticated species live in Asia and Africa.

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Voyages on a Vespa. Species of the genus Equus.

Births of twins are rare, though less so than in horses. For an historical perspective asses were first equuss around BC, probably in Egypt or Mesopotamia. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: A mule does not sound exactly like a donkey or a horse.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. In many climate and circumstantial instances, an equivalent afrcanus of pack horses would have to carry more fodder and sacks of high energy grains such as oatsso could carry less cargo.

In prosperous countries, the welfare of donkeys both at home and abroad has become a concern, and a number of sanctuaries for retired and rescued donkeys have been set up. Donkeys have a notorious reputation for stubbornness, but this has been attributed to a much stronger sense of ‘self preservation’ than exhibited by horses.


That said, there is a lack of robust scientific evidence to back up these claims. Opinion Case “. Working mule train, Nicaragua — A mule train is a connected or unconnected line of pack mulesusually carrying cargo. The common donkey is the best-known domesticated representative of the subgenus, with both domesticated and feral varieties.

Retrieved January 23, Horse-donkey hybrids are almost always sterile because horses have 64 chromosomes whereas donkeys have 62, producing offspring with 63 chromosomes.

There are no recorded cases of fertile mule stallions. A male donkey jack can be crossed with a female horse to produce a mule. The different structure and number usually prevents the chromosomes from pairing up properly and creating successful embryos, rendering most africqnus infertile. Once a person has earned their confidence equs can be willing and companionable partners and very dependable in work. Rhinoceros Indian rhinoceros R. It is commonly believed that mules are more easily handled and also physically stronger than hinnies, making them more desirable for breeders to produce.

In classical and ancient cultures, donkeys had a part. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These burials show the importance of donkeys to the early Egyptian state and its ruler. If is associated with an Alamy account you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. The Donkey Sanctuary, By the end of the 17th century, changes in pronunciation of both ass and arse had caused them to become homophones. As a result of the increase in demand, and the price that could be charged, Kenya opened three donkey abattoirs.


Mules are much more common than hinnies.

Africanu The Ass in the Lion’s Skinrepresentational of the almost 20 of his fables that portray donkeys, shows the donkey as a fool. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.

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Jennies are usually very protective of their foalsand some will not come into estrus while they have a foal at side. Because of this and the longer gestation period, donkey breeders do not expect to obtain a foal every year, as horse breeders often do, but may plan for three foals in four years.

The burro became popular as a nationalist symbol in Catalonia, whose residents wanted to assert their identity to resist Spanish centralism. The New Zealand Herald22 April A ” donkey vote ” is a vote that simply writes down preferences in the order of the candidates 1 at the top, then 2, and so esuusand is most often seen in countries with ranked voting systems and compulsory votingsuch as Australia. In the Jewish religion, the donkey is not a kosher animal.