Our donkeys have come from The Donkey Sanctuary.



Fun Facts

  • A male Donkey is called a Jack and a Female Donkey is called a Jenny.
  • Donkeys are herd animals by nature. They prefer to stay in groups but a single donkey can actually live happily with group of goats.
  • The correct collective noun for groups of donkeys are a drove, herd or pace of donkey.
  • A male donkey and a female horse may give birth to a mule; a male horse and female donkey make a hinny.
  • A donkey is capable of hearing another donkey from a distance of 60 miles in proper desert conditions. This is possible because of their large ears.
  • The phrase ‘donkey’s years’ to mean a long time began as a pun on the length of donkey ears.
  • Donkeys are pregnant for 12 months.
  • Donkeys can live for up to 50 years.


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