We often use the term ‘donkey’ or ‘ass’ to insult others or pull a joke or two but not many of us know that donkeys are incredible animals with excellent memory and tremendous physical strength. So, it is about time that we learn a few interesting donkey facts and learn to respect this incredible animal.
Interesting Donkey Facts: 1-10
1. Did you know donkeys have excellent memory? They are capable of remembering a place they have been to or other donkeys they met 25 years ago!
2. A donkey will never get involved in an activity if it considers it to be unsafe.
3. With proper maintenance and care, a donkey can live for more than 40 years.
4. Donkeys are by nature herd animals. They prefer to stay in groups but a single donkey can actually live happily with group of goats.
5. When it comes to traveling in all terrains, donkeys are far better than horses. In fact, donkeys are considered to be all-terrain animals.
6. Donkeys are originally from desert areas of Middle East and Africa and are anatomically well-equipped to survive in those conditions.
7. 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.
8. Their large ears also help to keep their body cool in hot and arid desert conditions.
9. Compared to horses, donkeys are capable of independent thinking and decision making ensuring their safety.
10. In case they sense something wrong while traveling, they will simply not move ahead and will start digging in their heels. This is a behavior out of their intelligence. This behavior has made people think that donkeys are stubborn.