Donkeys

Origin

Africa but it is more commonly associated with the countries of the Middle East and Asia. The donkey is related to zebra which is why it has a stripe on its back.


Nature

Very intelligent, gentle, curious and placid, enjoys company. Can be stubborn but responds well to reward and affection. Donkeys can live up to 40years.


Did you know?

  • A female donkey is known as a Jenny and a male is a Jack.
  • Donkeys can live up to 40years.
  • The Jerusalem donkey, so named for the distinctive dark cross upon its back, is reputed in legend to have earned this characteristic mark after the first Palm Sunday when Christ rode one of these humble beasts into Jerusalem. The donkey said to be in attendance at Jesus's birth, as associated with Christian faith.
  • Christian mythology says that if you see a donkey on Christmas Eve it will bend on its knees in remembrance of being present at the birth of Jesus.
  • Donkeys are very intelligent, gentle, curious and placid, enjoys company. Can be stubborn but responds well to reward and affection.

Famous Donkeys

  • Eeyore in A.A. Milne's "Winnie The Pooh"
  • The Lost Boys from "Peter Pan"
  • The Jerusalem Donkey. The Jerusalem donkey, so named for the distinctive dark cross upon its back, is reputed in legend to have earned this characteristic mark after the first Palm Sunday when Christ rode one of these humble beasts into Jerusalem. The donkey said to be in attendance at Jesus's birth, as associated with Christian faith.

Ruby was born November/December 2005 and Pearl was born November/December 2006. Ruby is not pearl's mother but they have been together as friends since Pearl was born.
We named Ruby then found out her mother was called Ruby as well, how odd!
Ruby might be pregnant and if she is she will have her foal in November.
They both bray when excited to see someone they know well. All the neighbours can hear them.