A donkey is 1 year pregnant! Plus more facts

..  And they live up to 47 years max

Gestation of a donkey is 365 days.. seems like a lot but an elephant takes +600 days and the smallest gestation period 13 days for a opossum.

More about asses:

  • Donkey (Equus asinus), also called burro or ass. Male donkey is called a jackass.
  • The average donkey stands 101.6 cm (40 inches) at the shoulder, but different breeds vary greatly.
  • Although slower than horses, donkeys are surefooted and can carry heavy loads over rough terrain.
  • The mule is a hybrid, the offspring of the mating of a male (jackass, or jack) donkey and a female horse.
  • Stubborn as a mule- Donkeys have a reputation for stubbornness but this is due to their highly developed sense of self preservation.
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