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Feral donkeys Impossible to miss in Bonaire. They grow wild all over the island. Caribbean Netherlands,Donkey,Equus africanus asinus,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Feral donkeys

Impossible to miss in Bonaire. They grow wild all over the island.

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  1. From today's Facebook post:

    Today is World Donkey Day! Yes, really!! These hard-working, admirable animals definitely deserve this day of honor. The donkey or ass (Equus africanus asinus) is a domesticated member of the horse family and is an ancestor of the African wild ass, Equus africanus. As a side note, the term “ass” may elicit giggles from any Americans reading this post. But, the word “ass” comes from the Latin word “asinus”, which basically means “donkey” and has nothing to do with buttocks.

    Concerning mating, donkeys don’t seem too picky concerning who to breed with. They will mate with horses. Mules are the offspring of male donkeys and female horses. A hinny is the offspring of a male horse and female donkey. But, mules and hinnies are almost always infertile. Donkeys will even mate with zebras, with the offspring referred to as a zonkey or zeedonk.

    There are MILLIONS of donkeys in the world, most of which are in underdeveloped countries, where they are used as beasts of burden. Donkeys are ideal work animals because they need less food, are less prone to colic, and have more efficient digestive systems than horses do. In fact, donkeys have been used by humans for at least 5,000 years! They have been used in warfare, as pack animals, for transportation, as working animals in agriculture, to guard sheep, for making soaps, for food, and as pets! They have amazing endurance and are generally intelligent, dependable, playful, and friendly animals. Of course, they are notorious for their stubbornness—a trait that is attributed to their strong sense of self-preservation. You can’t force a donkey to do anything that it deems unsafe or undesirable!

    After everything that donkeys do for humans, let’s use World Donkey Day as a reminder that these magnificent and often underappreciated animals deserve respect and admiration.{Spotted in the Caribbean Netherlands by JungleDragon moderator, Patomarazul} #JungleDragon
    Posted 2 years ago
  2. Thanks! Posted 2 years ago

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The donkey or ass, ''Equus africanus asinus'', is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, ''E. africanus''. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries, where they are used principally as draught or pack animals. Working donkeys are often associated with those living at or below subsistence levels. Small numbers of.. more

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Uploaded Apr 1, 2018. Captured Sep 16, 2017 18:12 in Kaminda Sorobon, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/5.7
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO80
  • 116.5mm