Origin: Sardinia and Sicily
Species: Equus asinus domestic miniature
Donkeys differ from horses in shape and are characterized by their large head, long ears, and cow-like tail.
Their eyes are at the sides of their heads, giving them a wide field of vision. They have both monocular and binocular vision, which allows them to see two fields of vision at once
Donkeys communicate by braying, a sound is also known as a “hee-haw.” Each donkey has its own style of braying, which can range from barely being audible to a “thunderous bray.”
Male donkeys are called jacks and females are jennets or jennies.
Miniature donkeys are very popular as companion animals and for show.