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Equus Asinus

Conservation Status: Not Evaluated

Habitat: Savannas or grasslands
Height: 30-36"
Weight: 225-350 lbs
Average Lifespan: 25-35 years
Gestation Period: 11.5-13 months


-The term “donkey” comes from dun (the usual grayish-brown color) and the suffix “ky” meaning small

-Male donkeys are called “jacks” and female are called “jennets” or “jennies”

-Donkeys communicate by braying, a sound also known as a "hee-haw"

-Have small, cupped hooves allowing them to be very agile in climbing steep slopes

-Domestic donkeys interact well with other livestock animals

-Donkeys can go for a long periods without drinking, and can lose up to 30% of their body weight in water without negative consequences

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