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Resources About Donkeys

Learn to identify the signs of colic in this handy infographic!
Learn to identify the signs of colic in this handy infographic!
A donkey sticks their head over a fence and curiously looks towards the camera
Help ensure your donkey residents have a happy and healthy life by introducing enrichment strategies for them!
Help ensure your donkey residents have a happy and healthy life by introducing enrichment strategies for them!
Fun Facts About Our Donkey Friends!
Fun Facts About Our Donkey Friends!
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A short guide on how to be safe around donkeys and how to recognize the signs that they want to be left alone.
A short guide on how to be safe around donkeys and how to recognize the signs that they want to be left alone.

Fun Facts About Donkeys

Donkeys evolved to survive desert environments and get up to 95% of their nutrients from a diet consisting of plants generally considered inedible. Their digestive tract evolved to ensure they could get more nutrients out of generally indigestible plant matter. This means they can do more with less in comparison to horses!
Donkeys have a strong sense of self-preservation. This is often mistaken for stubbornness. However, it is usually the careful analysis of a situation and whether it might pose a threat or be unpleasant for them. Demonstrating to a donkey that what is being asked will result in a positive (or at least neutral) outcome can make a big difference!
A donkey’s sense of hearing is so well developed that they can hear the call of another donkey from miles away!

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