#AtoZChallenge – Donkey

Donkeys (asses) are domesticated members of the horse family.

photo taken by: en:User:Adrian Pingstone in July 2004 and released to the public domain

Male donkeys are called “jacks” and are sometimes bred with horses to create mules. Females are “jennys” and the young are “foals”.

Donkeys are often kept in fields with sheep to protect the sheep from predators such as wolves or coyotes.

Despite having a reputation of being stubborn, they can be willing and companionable partners.

By SleafordSue (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
In parts of the UK, tourists and locals alike can take donkey rides at the seaside.


3 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge – Donkey”

  1. I’ve met some asses in my lifetime and they are not as cute as these guys:) They have helped carry many a load also

  2. I love donkeys! However, I didn’t know that until I met my friend’s two donkeys on her ranch in Malibu, California. They were so sweet and friendly and seemed to love affection. They reminded me of super big dogs! 🙂

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