The donkey is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. Africanus.
A boy donkey is called a jack. A girl donkey is called a jenny or jennets. These animals tend to be very independent and stubborn. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.
Annual Cost of Care
The cost to care for this animal per year is $775.
Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!