Category Archives: Donkey & Mule

Donkey, Ass, Burro, and Mules… Making Sense of all Those Confusing Terms

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Down to the Nitty Gritty | Mules & Donkeys The Mule is a cross between a donkey stallion (called a jack) and a horse mare. Hinnies are just the opposite – a stallion horse crossed to a donkey jennet. For … Continue reading

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One Lucky Donkey

A success story… I wonder what the expense of this was!

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Do you Have a Donkey or a Burro?

What’s the Difference? This is a common question. Regarding burros and donkeys in specific, there’s a very simple answer… The Spanish word “burro” came from the word “Burrisimo” meaning little horse.  The word Donkey came from the English word “dun” … Continue reading

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Defining Donkey Terms

Ass, Burro, Donkey, and there’s more! Which is which and why? Learn the terminology and meanings here. In this article: donkey terms, markings, size, and a source of further information. Ass:  The correct term for the animal commonly known as … Continue reading

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Donkey and the Jackasses

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This is supposed to be an inspirational story? Really? I thought it was about a donkey and jackass humans with a shovel. The story of the Donkey that fell into a well amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch   Article From:  Path … Continue reading

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The Story of Arizona’s Burro

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Burros were first seen in southern Arizona in 1679. When gold was discovered at Gila City in 1858, prospectors from California and Sonora, Mexico came with burros to use as pack animals. Burros became the legendary symbol of the old … Continue reading

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Donkey History Facts

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The domesticated donkey is believed to be the descendent of the wild ass, Equss africanus. Better known as the Somali and Nubian wild asses. They originated in northeastern Africa during the predynastic period of Egypt, about 6,000 years ago. • … Continue reading

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