12th Class Biology Domestication of animals. For enhancement of Food production Donkeys

Donkeys

Category : 12th Class

Distinguishing Features : Donkeys  (Equus asinus) are smaller than horses but have larger head, longer pinnae and narrower hoofs. Their mane is erect and tail has a tuft of hair at the tip.

Feeding : The donkeys mainly feed on straw and fodder. They are often let free to graze on the roadside.

Breeding : There are two breeds of donkeys in our country : small, dark grey and large, light grey to almost white. The grey donkey occurs in most parts of the country. The white donkey, also called wild ass, occurs in Rann of Kutch. Donkeys have descended from the wild ass Equus asinus of Abyssinia.

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