Well donkey's are my favorite animals so I thought I
would let you guys know a little bit about them. Hope you like the interesting facts.
Donkey: Taken from England, the derivation is uncertain, but most authorities think that the
name comes from dun (the usual color) and the suffix "ky," meaning small. Thus "a little dun animal." In earlier England the
word Ass was taken from the Roman word for animal. "Donkey" is a relatively recent variation of the species name.
More people are killed annually by donkey's than in airplane crashes..(i think that gives
donley's a bad rep...you should still have one for a pet)
A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.
Donkeys are typical equids, generally smaller than the domestic horse, though mammoth jacks can be as large as 1.70 m at the shoulder. They come in a variety of sizes
and breeds just like the horse family, ranging in size from miniatures, standard (pony size) to mammoth (full grown horse sizes). They have long ears and a "broomtail" similar to a cow's tail.
A male donkey can be crossed with a female horse to produce a mule. A male horse can be crossed with a female donkey (jennet or jenny) to produce a hinny