Donkeys (asses) are domesticated members of the horse family.
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.
In parts of the UK, tourists and locals alike can take donkey rides at the seaside.