Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Perissodactyla
Family - Equidae
Genus - Equus

Donkey

Ratings

Donkeys were supposedly domesticated around 5000 years ago in the north east of Africa from the Somali wild ass. The domestication if donkeys soon spread across the globe, with people mainly using the donkeys to help carry heavy loads and transport goods
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Equus Asinus
Type - Mammal
Diet - Herbivore
Size - 90cm - 130cm (35in - 51in)
Weight - 200kg - 258kg (441lbs - 570lbs)
Top Speed - 24km/h (15mph)
Life Span - 15 - 30 years
Lifestyle - Herd
Conservation Status - Threatened
Appearance
Colour - Grey, Brown, Black
Skin Type - Fur
Favourite Food - Grass
Habitat - Arid forests and deserts
Average Clutch Size - 1
Main Prey - Grass, Weeds, Vegetables
Predators - Fox, Wolf, Lion
Distinctive Features - Stocky body and hee-haw sounds

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