Category Archives: Donkey & Mule

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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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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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