The Animations on this Page are to the best of my knowledge are Royalty Free.

These are not the only animations of Animals and more Animations can be accessed from the table at the bottom of the page.

 

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An Ass is the correct term for the animal known as the Donkey, Burro or Jackstock. The young of a Donkey is called a foal. A young male is a colt and a young female a filly. The correct name for a female Donkey is Jenny and the correct name for a male Donkey is Jack. Jennies are pregnant for one full year and usually give birth to only one foal. Twins are extremely rare.

Donkeys are very strong and intelligent they are stronger than a horse of the same size.

Donkeys have an incredible memory; they can recognise areas and other Donkeys they were with up to 25 years ago.

Donkeys are not easily startled (unlike horses) and have a keen sense of curiosity.

Donkeys have a reputation for stubbornness but this is due to their highly developed sense of self preservation. It is difficult to force or frighten a Donkey into doing something it sees as contrary to its own best interest or safety.

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Donkeys are more independent in their thinking than horses and will reason; then make decisions based on their safety. Therefore training a Donkey relies upon us showing him/her, by words and action, that they can trust us to protect them from harm. They will learn what it is we want them to do if we take time to show them.

Donkeys originate from desert areas of the earth. In the desert environment a Donkey is able to hear the call of another Donkey 96.5km (60 miles) away; they have far larger ears than horses. Their large ears also help keep them cool.

Because food is scarce in the desert, Donkeys utilise 95% of what they eat which means their manure is not a very good fertilizer for land. Their digestive system can break down inedible vegetation and extract moisture from food more efficiently.

They don’t like the rain and being out in it for long periods can damage their health as their fur is not waterproof.

Donkeys are herd animals and don’t like being kept on their own; although a single Donkey will live quite happily with Goats.

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A herd will choose the strongest Donkey to be their leader (even in a domesticated herd). In the wild the lead Donkey would stay to ward off an attack by a Wolf or other predators in order to allow the rest of the herd to escape to safety.

Donkeys in a herd will groom each other in the same way as Monkeys and Chimps do.

The wealth of the Egyptians was due to the precious metals carried from Africa by Donkeys.

Donkeys were used to carry silk along the ‘Silk Road’ from the Pacific Ocean to the Mediterranean in return for trade goods.

In Greece Donkeys were used for working on the narrow paths between vines and their work in vineyards spread as far as Spain.

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The Roman Army moved Donkeys into Northern Europe using them in agriculture, vineyards and as pack animals and brought to England with the invasion of Britain in 43A.D..

Donkeys are often a lifeline to families in many regions of the world. They help with water and wood fuel collection, land cultivation and transportation of produce to market.

Donkeys are often fielded with horses due to the perceived calming effect they have on nervous horses. If a Donkey is introduced to a mare and foal, the foal will often turn to the Donkey for support after it has left its mother.

The Donkey is an herbivorous animal and the smallest member of the horse family.

There are three categories of Donkeys; Miniatures are 91cm (36ins) and under. Standards are between 91–137cm (36–54ins). Mammoths are over 137cm (54ins). All measured to the shoulder. Miniature Donkeys are native to the Mediterranean Islands of Sicily and Sardinia. They have been extensively bred in the United States and are just about extinct in the land of their origin. The breed is called the Miniature Mediterranean Donkey.

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The rare French Poitou Donkey is characterized by a huge head and ears and very thick, shaggy curled black coat. The Poitou can stand 142–152cm (56–60ins) high.

Donkeys originated in the African Desert and are a descendant of the African Wild Ass. The African Wild Ass is one of the most endangered animals in the world.

Wild Donkeys, called burros, live in desert plains, where they can survive on little food and water for long periods.

The weight of Donkeys ranges up to 258½kgs (570lbs). They have gray to reddish brown hair, long ears and small feet, with sharp hooves.

Donkeys are very affectionate animals and enjoy the companionship of people. Donkeys need companions or they will become very depressed.

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Donkeys can live for 25–35 years of age. However, Donkeys in third world countries seldom live over 10 years.

Donkeys are used as guard animals for Sheep and Goats against the threat of coyote or wild dog attack. They are also used to protect cows while calving. The coyote is the only natural threat to Donkeys therefore they do not like any canines.

The Donkey’s favourite pastime is rolling.

George Washington owned the first Donkey born in the United States.

A Zebdonk is the offspring of a Zebra and a Donkey.

A Spanish explorer during the 1600’s brought many standard Donkeys to the Americas (i.e. South America & México) as pack animals.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

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Generally, Donkeys and Mules can carry a “dead weight” up to 20% of their body weight, which consist of non-living things. When it comes to ‘live weight”, like a rider, they can carry up to 30% of their body weight.

A mule is the offspring of a male Donkey and a female horse. A Hinny is the offspring of a male Horse and a female Donkey.

Mule shares many of the characteristics of its parents. It has a short thick head, short mane, thin limbs and small hooves, like that of a donkey. It resembles horse in terms of height, neck, croup, teeth and body shape. They are similar to both a donkey and horse, not only in terms of appearance but also in nature and behaviour. It is highly patient, sober and tolerant like a donkey and courageous, vigorous and strong like a horse.

The coat of a Mule is almost similar to that of a horse. It comes in a variety of colours, like black, grey, sorrel and bay. The less common colours are white, palomino, buckskin, roans and dun. The Mules produced from Appaloosa mares are known to be have their coat in wild colours.

A Mule looks more or less like a donkey. However, it does not sound like either of its parents. Its cry is a sound similar to that of a Donkey, with the whining characteristics of those of a Horse.

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Mules are herbivorous; weight 363–453kgs (800–1000lbs) with a lifespan of 30 to 50 years. The Mule’s size and its capacity to do work depend on its breeding. It can be light, medium or heavy weight, depending on the mare used for breeding.

All Mules and most of the Hinnies are infertile in nature. However, several Hinnies have been seen reproducing offspring, when mated with a purebred horse or donkey.

A Mule has hard skin, which is not much sensitive to sun and rain. It has hard hooves and can carry large weights on its back. It is naturally resistant to diseases and insects. Hence, it is more preferred to Horses.

The Mule can strike with any of its hooves and in any direction, including sideways.

In comparison to its parents, Mule is more intelligent. It is highly curious in nature and generally does not allow the rider to lead it into any dangerous path.

Mule tends to eat less than a horse of the same size.

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 Mule’s.

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On mules we find two legs behind
And two we find before.
We stand behind before we find
What those behind be for.

(Author Unknown)
© Unknown.



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 Found in BiblePeople/Christ.


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 Found in Games.


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 Found in Peace.


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 Found in Sayings.


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Because there are so many Big & XL animations of I’m going to break them to 3 pages to help in a faster download.
For available Big versions of these Animations: Click for Donkeys 01;  Donkeys 02;   Mules.
For available Xtra Large versions of these Animations: Click for Donkeys 01;  Donkeys 02;   Mules.


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