Did you know that donkeys prefer to be scratched rather than patted?
Patting is not part of donkey behaviour so it’s not something they really understand. Scratching, on the other hand, is similar to mutual grooming, something they enjoy and find very relaxing. So next time you meet a donkey, why not try giving them a good scratch instead of a pat? I guarantee, you’ll have a new best friend.
Did you know that donkeys have extremely efficient digestive systems?
Donkeys are much better at digesting food than horses and ponies, absorbing 95% of what they eat. In the desert, where donkeys evolved, food is scarce, so their digestive systems can break down inedible vegetation and extract moisture from food very efficiently. Read more ›
Environmental enrichment helps animals in zoos, sanctuaries, on farms and in our homes to carry out their natural behaviours, providing mental stimulation and physical activity vital to their health and well-being. Here are 10 easy, fun and inexpensive enrichment ideas for donkeys:Read more ›