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The donkey or ass, is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.

Fun Facts
  • Donkeys have a reputation for being stubborn. They are more cautious than horses. If a situation seems unsafe, they dig in their heels and won’t move.
  • China has more donkeys than any other country in the world.
  • A boy donkey is called a jack. A girl donkey is called a jenny.

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.