American Mammoth Donkey

American mammoth donkeys were created in the United States, where George Washington was the lead on improving American livestock. The primary function of American mammoth donkey was to produce draft and riding mules.

Fast Facts

  • These donkeys are a mix of Catalonian (from Spain), Andalusian (from Spain), Maltese (from Malta), Poitou (from France), Majorcan (from Majorca), and Italian breeds.
  • Male donkeys are called "jacks," and females are "jennets."

Scientific name

Equus asinus
Range  North American
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Herbivore
Zoo name(s) Jenny
Zoo location The Loop 

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