Tuesday, November 16, 2010


  • For thousands of years donkeys have been the 'helping hooves' of humankind - they are the original beasts of burden.
  • In many countries of the world, and in many situations, they are used as the preferred mode of transport.
  • Donkeys can live for over 50 years
  • Donkeys are very strong and intelligent
  • Donkeys are not easily startled (unlike horses) and have a keen sense of curiosity.
  • It is difficult to force or frighten a donkey into doing something it sees as contrary to its own best interest or safety.
  • In the desert environment a donkey is able to hear the call of another donkey 60 miles away, they have far larger ears than horses.
  • Their large ears also help keep them cool.
  • Food is scarce in the desert, donkeys utilise 95% of what they eat which means their manure is not a very good fertilizer for land. Their digestive system can break down inedible vegetation and extract moisture from food more efficiently.
  • They don't like the rain and being out in it for long periods can damage their health as their fur is not waterproof.

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