The donkey is one of the oldest animals used to help work in the field and help rural workers. Here, there is a collection of donkey coloring pages to print. You can get a donkey image that you provide for free.
The donkey is a Muar. He is a hybrid animal resulting from the crossing of a mare with either a donkey or a donkey with a horse.
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Donkey belongs to the Equidae family, the same as horses and donkeys. The name ‘donkey’ is given to the male resulting from this crossing. The female is called a mule.
The donkey looks a lot like the horses. Its ears are more extended, allowing the perception of sounds to be higher. His head and legs have the same characteristics as donkeys.
His body diaphragm is the same as that of the mare. Its nostrils are thin, and its shins are dry. The hooves are partially small. The hairs are short.
The manes of this animal are short and turned towards yes, but there are cases where they can be long and fallen, as well as that of equines.
Their weight can vary from 250 kilos to 400 kilos and their height from 1.30 meters to 1.50 meters. Their furrow can reach more than 3 to 4 kilometers.
It is a docile, resistant, and very balanced animal, crossing, quickly, winding, stony, narrow, bumpy, and very steep trails. Also, its taste is more abrupt; that is, it is not so selective about food.
This animal consumes, on average, 25% of the daily caloric needs of a horse; however, it ingests less water. Under hard and heavy work, the Muar keeps its internal temperature stable so that sweat is controlled.
It can withstand up to 50% equivalent to the weight of its own body, while equines (horses) can withstand not even 30%.
Because they have hard hooves, that hardness is compared to ivory. In work done on flat land, they don’t need to be screwed.
When passing through mountain trails, they start to behave like goats, climbing step by step without their physical skills, being exhausted, and progressing continuously for hours without rest.
The longevity of these animals is high. It allows them to work for more than 35 years; in some cases, they can work for up to 47 years.
They are partially immune to diseases such as watering. They have more intelligent reactions when compared to their cousins, the horses.
This can be noticed in the strong spirit of survival of these animals. For example, when they are tired they stop or lie down on the ground to rest and recover their strength, different from horses that walk until they die