What is a Donkey?
The donkey is a member of the horse family which has been used as a beast of burden and mount for thousands of years. Donkeys are well known for being extremely stubborn, especially when they are asked to do things which are dangerous, but these animals are also very gentle and incredibly surefooted, allowing them to traverse diverse terrain which would be too rough for horses. Donkeys can be found all over the world, and there are a number of breeds including the Mammoth Jack, Spotted Donkey, and Cypriot Donkey. You may also hear a donkey referred to as an “ass,” with most people using the term “ass” for larger donkeys, reserving “donkey” for smaller donkeys.