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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Donkey

The donkey of Mediterranean lands is thought to be a descendant of the wild ass of Western Asia

Donkeys came to England with the Roman invasion of Britain in 43AD.

The ass was brought to the New World by the Spanish colonists and is known in Mexico and the southwestern United States by its Spanish name, burro.

Donkey handlers in 19th century UK seaside resorts faced fines of five shillings for allowing overweight punters a ride.

Oklahoma Sam, a four-year-old American Mammoth Jackstock, is the tallest living donkey on the planet. She measures 5 feet 1 inch from hoof to withers.

Donkeys have incredible memories and can recognize other donkeys they knew as long as 25 years ago.

The need companions and get depressed on their own.

A female donkey is known as a jenny and a male donkey is known as a jack.

They can hear another donkey in a desert environment calling up to 60 miles away.

The donkey of Mediterranean lands is thought to be a descendant of the wild ass of Western Asia

Donkeys are said to kill more people annually than plane crashes.

A donkey was jailed in Mexico for assault and battery in 2008 after it bit and kicked two men.

A female donkey is normally pregnant for about twelve months, and usually gives birth to a single foal; twins are rare.

Donkeys are often kept with horses due to a perceived calming effect they have on nervous horses.

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times.

Source Daily Mail

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