SICILIAN DONKEYEquus asinus
Conservation Status: Domesticated
Grayish fawn; a dark stripe across the shoulder and a longitudinal stripe along the back form a dark cross
3 - 4 1/2 feet at the shoulders
Domesticated worldwide, this breed originated in the middle east
12 1/2 months
Grasses, hay, foliage
Diurnal, feral herds live in unstable social groups composed of one stallion and several females and their young.
1. Females are called Jenny, males are called Jacks.
2. Donkeys are the domesticated form of the African wild ass
3. Kept by man for their sure-footedness, strength, endurance, and ability to live in hot and dry climates.
4. Used for riding, driving, and packing.