Donkeys are a worldwide common pet and is descended from the Nubian and African wild donkey. The “Nubian wild donkey” is considered extinct. Only a few, no longer completely pure-blooded animals live in zoos.
Donkeys are not horses! Therefore these two species have different nutritional requirements.
The donkey is a good food converter. Donkeys can go without water for a long time. During the first months of life the donkey foal must not drink water.
Donkeys have proven to be weather-hard. Their hard hooves grow back quickly and have to be cut twice a year in zoos.
Donkeys are very clever animals, their stubbornness is usually just caution. Tough, frugal, friendly and intelligent – these are the characteristics that discribe the “long-eared donkeys” the best.
A donkey can run up to 50 km/h fast.
Robert Schuster, Amstetten
Schmölzer Edith, Kaltenleutgeben