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15 Fun Factoids About Donkeys

People have a lot of misconceptions about donkeys, so here are some facts about these amazing animals, brought to you by Oscar’s Place, a donkey sanctuary located in Northern California’s Wine Country.

1. A donkey is stronger than a horse of the same size 2. Donkeys can see all four of their feet at the same time 3. Donkeys can vary in size, from 26 inches to 68 inches tall 4. A donkey's bray can carry up to 60 miles in the desert 5. Donkeys have incredibly efficient digestive systems, utilizing 95% of what they eat 6. Donkeys don't like being in the rain for long periods as their fur is not waterproof 7. Donkeys have been used as working animals for at least 5,000 years and they are still a lifeline to families in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America 8. Healthy donkeys can live well into their 50s 9. A blind donkey will often bond with a seeing donkey who will act as their guide 10. Donkeys can be a calming influence on other animals 11. Donkeys are very clever with a keen sense of curiosity 12. Donkeys are not stubborn but can be reluctant to do anything that might be unsafe - they consider situations before deciding what to do 13. Donkeys are extremely nimble and can cross tricky terrain 14. Donkeys are very sociable and form strong bonds - you will often see pairs of best friends within a herd. They have amazing memories and will often recognize people they haven’t seen in 25 years. 15. Donkeys are different to horses in their physiology, communication, thinking and behavior - they do their best with other donkeys as companions About Oscars Place Adoption Center & Animal Sanctuary Oscar’s Place | The Selway Family Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of donkeys abused or abandoned. When an animal suffers because humans are unkind, Oscar’s Place steps in. While we’re just a team of everyday individuals, we deeply care for and are committed to providing a safe haven for farm animals in need. Sources: Wikipedia and

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