Our donkeys have come from The Donkey Sanctuary.
- 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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You can help support Patchwork Farm by sponsoring an animal. Find out more here.