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All about the donkeys

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The donkey is also known as the ass and belongs to the horse family Equidae. The African Wild Ass (E. africanus) is the ancestor and the present day donkey has been given the scientific name Equus africanuss asinus. They are mostly used as working animals and according to historical data they have been used for such purpose for over 5000 years. Based on current reports there are over 40 million donkeys around the world. Only a very few number of …

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