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The donkey is smaller and more delicate than the horse and has longer ears.

The donkey has very long hair.

Scientific denomination and classification[edit | edit source]

The scentific name is asinus

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

The donkey feeds on grass and lives in the stables.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

The donkey lives in the stables.

These differences in social behavior derive from the fact that donkeys

show a more territorial behavior of horses. The territorial instinct of the

donkeys is so strong that in many countries they are used to make guardians of sheep and goats against dogs, foxes, coyotes and wolves. Unfortunately this territorial nature implies this

It is not uncommon to hear donkeys chasing and attacking small animals like sheep, goats, poultry, cats and dogs. However, not all donkeys manifest this behavior and many of them live happily with these companions.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

The current donkey descends from the wild donkeys that lived in Africa. The current donkey descends from the wild donkeys that lived in Africa. It was tamed about 6000 years ago, when it began to be used as a pack animal. It is strong and durable, and is able to survive in warm environments with little water, such as deserts. It is difficult for him to live in cold places.

Its presence in the fables and stories[edit | edit source]

" The story of the donkey in the well"

External links[edit | edit source]

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