As prey animals, donkeys hide pain and discomfort well. Here’s what to look for in attributes, movement and demeanor to gauge general donkey health.
For the past three weeks, I’ve been blogging fun stuff about donkeys, but here’s a serious topic. Lots of donkeys need good homes, and you could adopt one if you like.
Donkeys are famous! At least some of them are. Here are some noteworthy donkeys you might or might not have heard of. If you can think of others, please leave a comment. Our donkey, Ishtar, wants to know!
I’ve been thinking about the many things I’ve blogged about, and I haven’t talked much about donkeys! Oh, I blogged about donkeys as livestock guardians, but not about everyday donkey stuff or the wild and wacky things Mom learned about donkeys when writing The Donkey Companion (Storey Publishing, 2008).
Mules were developed to provide a strong, placid animal for packing, riding and driving. Breeding a female horse to a male donkey creates a mule, and breeding male horse to a female donkey creates a hinny (less common); both are usually sterile.