Domesticated Donkeys are found almost all over the world but there are many breeds of these animals that vary in appearance. Depending on the breed, the color of a donkey's coat can vary from white, brown or even black. The most common color is gray.
Coloring Book Donkey
Very often along the whole back, that is from the neck to the tail, we can notice a dark stripe on the coat. Depending on the breed, the coat can be short or long. In winter, however, the donkey's coat becomes much thicker than in the summer season.
The domestic donkey is a domesticated form of the African donkey. Nowadays, wild donkeys are found only in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa. Domesticated donkeys are bred to thrive in a variety of conditions, while wild donkeys tend to choose dry areas, deserts and semi-deserts. Domestic donkeys are sociable animals, often living in herds, but sometimes choosing to live alone. This animal leads a diurnal lifestyle.
Donkeys are true herbivores. They feed mostly on grass and leaves, but they also love to eat various bushes, branches and even tree bark!
The pregnancy of a female of this species lasts about a year, or 12 months, and usually only 1 foal is born. At birth, such a foal can weigh from 8 to 16 kilograms! Donkeys in captivity can live a very long time, up to 50 years, while in the wild they usually live a shorter time.