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The donkey is properly known by the Latin name Equus asinus. He is also known as the Ass, sometimes called the Moke (originally by welsh gypsies), A Burro by Spanish influenced Americans, and as a Cuddy by some Scots.
Donkeys are related to horses and ponies, which are naturally native to lush grasslands, prairies and steppes. However, donkeys are adapted to the marginal desert land, so their food needs are less.
Due to their physical characteristics, particularly at the shoulder, donkeys are slower and less powerful than horses, although they do have an initial turn of speed over a short distance.
In the wild, donkeys live further spread out from each other than horses.
Hence, they have amazing voices, which can carry up to two miles and of
course their delightful ears which are bigger than horses so they can
hear a distant neighbour more easily.
Domestic donkeys come in a wide range of colours, broken colours even bi and tri colours.
Donkeys are highly intelligent and will not be commanded blindly into a situation of danger. They have an ill-founded reputation for being stubborn and stupid which almost certainly reflects their handlers characteristics rather than their own.