Donkeys were originally domesticated in Africa and the Middle East and have been used as beasts of burden, or working animals, for thousands of years. Miniature donkeys are popular farm animals as pets due to their friendly disposition. Their hearing is acute and the ears can move independently to locate the source or general direction of sounds.
- Miniature donkeys are native to the Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
- The miniature donkey is by nature one of the friendliest and most affectionate animals of its type.
- Male donkeys are called "jacks," and females are "jennets."
|Equus asinus domestic miniature|
|Range||North American and Central America|
|Conservation status||Least concern|
|Zoo location||The Loop|