Donkey Mating Habits

Donkey Mating Habits

 


Donkey Mating Habits

The Domestic donkey is a hoofed mammal in the family Equidae, the same family as the horse. It derives from the African wild ass, Equus africanus, and may be classified either as a subspecies thereof, Equus africanus asinus, or as a separate species, Equus asinus.  It was domesticated in Africa, probably about 5,000 or 6,000  years ago, and has been used mainly as a working animal since that time. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries, where they are used principally as draught or pack animals.

 Donkey Mating Habits

 Donkey Mating Habits

Donkeys are polygynous, which means that one male mates with many females during a breeding season. Breeding occurs year-round. The gestation period usually lasts for 11-14 months, after which a single foal is born. 
 Donkey Mating Habits

 Donkey Mating Habits

Newborn babies are developed and are able to stand and feed during the first 30 minutes of their lives. Weaning occurs at 5 months old. Both males and females of this species are ready to mate at 2 years old, although males usually do so only after 3-4 years old when they become dominant.

 Donkey Mating Habits

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR : Polygyny

REPRODUCTION SEASON : year-round

PREGNANCY DURATION : 11-14 months

BABY CARRYING : 1 foal

INDEPENDENT AGE : 5 months

FEMALE NAME : jenny, jennet

MALE NAME : jack, jackass

BABY NAME : foal, colt

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