Interesting article on donkeys

In summary, donkeys have played a significant role in human history, from their origins in ancient times to their use in western movies and daily life. Despite their humble status, donkeys have had a lasting impact and continue to be valued today. This article explores the history and significance of these often overlooked animals.
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Just don't know why the bbc heading is '... changed the course ... '
Is there an alternative history that anyone is aware of?
 
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At one time I never knew where donkeys ( and mules came from ) .
They were in western movies helping out the gold miners, and the bad cowboys used to harass the Mexican rider and donkey. The poor had a donkey. the more well off a horse.
Mary rode on one for the return to origin for the census.
This article clarifies that they were around a long time, way farther back than the Romans.
Great posting with new information to be absorbed and hopefully retained. :smile:
 

1. What is the article about?

The article is about the unique and often overlooked characteristics and behaviors of donkeys.

2. Why are donkeys considered interesting?

Donkeys are considered interesting because they have a strong sense of self-preservation, can form deep bonds with humans and other animals, and have a long history of serving as working animals.

3. What are some surprising facts about donkeys?

Some surprising facts about donkeys include their ability to communicate through a wide range of vocalizations, their intelligence and problem-solving skills, and their resistance to certain diseases.

4. How are donkeys different from horses?

Donkeys are different from horses in several ways, including their smaller size, longer ears, and distinct braying sound. They also have different social behaviors and are more resistant to extreme weather conditions.

5. What is the importance of donkeys in various cultures?

Donkeys have been an important part of various cultures throughout history, serving as transportation, working animals, and even symbols of strength and humility. They continue to play a vital role in many communities around the world.

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