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Donkey Week 2018: 10 Facts About Donkeys

Donkey Week 2018: 10 Facts About Donkeys

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We all love the fluffy, gentle creatures, but I bet you didn't know that they can hear other donkeys from 60 miles away, or that they can remember things from 25 years ago? Didn't think so. Checkout our other facts about these cute animals below:

1. When it comes to travelling in terrains, donkeys are better than horses.

2. Donkeys are naturally herd animals. They prefer staying in groups though a donkey by itself would live happily in a group of goats.

3. With proper care, a donkey can live for over 40 years.

4. Donkeys originate from desert areas of Africa and the Middle East and are anatomically well-equipped to survive in conditions like that.

5. A donkeys big ears can help them keep their bodies cool in hot conditions.

6. A donkey is able to hear another donkey from 60 miles away in desert conditions, due to their big ears.

7. Unlike horses, donkeys are able to think independently and make decisions that keep them safe.

8. A donkey's memory is amazing. It can remember a place they visited or other donkeys they'd met 25 years ago!

9. Donkeys will never participate in activity's it see's as being unsafe.

10. Donkeys spend their time resting at the hottest part of the day. They are more active in the morning and evening, walking and eating with the rest of the herd.

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