subspecies of mammal (donkey as a domesticated subspecies). Equus africanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species e. TA TAen. Common name, Donkey. Synonym, Equus africanus asinus. Other names, › African ass ›African wild ass ›Somali wild ass ›ass ›domestic ass. Rank, SPECIES.

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Extant Perissodactyla Odd-toed ungulates species by suborder. Retrieved July 1, Mexican burros tend to be smaller than their counterparts in the USA, which are both larger and more robust. Volume of Supplements to Vetus Testamentum. International Museum of the Horse.

It was the first clone of a hybrid animal. Gender in agriculture sourcebook. There are no recorded cases of fertile mule stallions. Extinct species include the European ass, Equus hydruntinus, which became extinct during the Neolithic, and the North African wild ass, Equus africanus atlanticus, which became extinct in Roman times.

The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The number of breeds and percentage of world population for each of the FAO’s world regions was in There are five subspecies of Asiatic wild ass or onager, Equus hemionus, and three subspecies of the kiang, Equus kiang, of the Himalayan upland. Donkeys may be pastured or stabled with horses and ponies, and are thought to have a calming effect on nervous horses.

The hybrid between a stallion and a jennet is a hinny, and is less common. That a hybrid should possess more reason, memory, obstinacy, social affection, powers of muscular endurance, and length of life, than either of its parents, seems to indicate that art has here outdone nature.

Volume 4 of Handbooks for the study of Sanskrit. African wild ass E. Equidae Evolution of the horse Wild horse Domestication of the horse.

Traditionally, the scientific name for the donkey is Equus asinus asinus based on the principle of priority used for scientific names of animals. The New Zealand Africanua22 April In other projects Arricanus Commons Wikiquote. Archived from the original on Their numbers have spread around the world. From its dam it inherits speed, conformation, and agility. Shakespeare popularized the use of the word “ass” as an insult meaning stupid or clownish in many of his plays, including Bottom’s appearance in A Midsummer Night’s Dream A male donkey jack can be crossed with a female horse to produce a mule.


Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 6. If a donkey is introduced to a mare and foalthe foal may turn to the africajus for support after it has been weaned from its mother. Views Read Edit View history. Many of ainus latter would only become widely available through the development of machinery processing cotton ginspinning jennyetc. A male donkey jack can be crossed with a female horse to produce a mule.

From the 18th century, donkey gradually replaced assand jenny replaced she-asswhich is now considered archaic.

Equus africanus asinus – Wikidata

For an historical perspective asses were first domesticated around BC, probably in Egypt or Mesopotamia. The Donkey Sanctuary, In Islam, eating the meat of a domestic donkey is not allowed.

The asinuz ‘donkey’ and ‘ass’ Retrieved from ” https: There is preliminary data from at least two evidence based studies, but they rely on a limited set of specialized cognitive tests and equuz small number of subjects.

A male donkey or ass is called a jack, a female a jenny or jennet; a young donkey is a foal. Each adult donkey establishes a home range; breeding over a large area may be dominated by one jack.

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Due to different mating behavior, jacks are often more willing to cover mares than stallions are to breed jennys. Donkeys have also been used to carry explosives in conflicts that include the war in Afghanistan and others. They are used in warfare, for economic aeinus, pack animals, transportation, as a working animal for draft and agriculture purposes, for threshing, raising euqus, milling, to sire mules, to guard sheep, as companion animals to horses and ponies, as a baby sitter animal after a horse or pony foal has been weaned from its mother, for milk and meat, for use in making soaps and cosmetics, for dietary purposes, medicinal purposes, for the making of euqus and as a pet.


Working mule train, Nicaragua — A mule does not sound exactly like a donkey or a horse. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:. Among donkeys, burros tend to be on the small side.

Horse-donkey hybrids are almost always sterile because horses have 64 chromosomes whereas donkeys have 62, producing offspring with 63 chromosomes. It needs less food than a horse or pony of comparable height and weight, approximately 1. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

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Unlike its eqquus, it was sterile. It needs less food than a horse or pony of comparable height and weight, [58] approximately 1. If they are worked long hours or do not have access to afdicanus, they require hay or a similar dried forage, with no more than a 1: In the number of donkeys in the world was reported to be continuing to grow, as it had steadily done throughout most of history; factors cited as contributing to this were increasing human population, progress in economic development and social stability in some poorer nations, conversion of forests to farm and range land, rising prices of motor vehicles ssinus fuel, and the popularity of donkeys as pets.

This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Greeks spread both of these to many of their colonies, including those in what are now Italy, France and Spain; Romans dispersed them throughout their empire. Look up mule in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.