Miniature Donkey

Miniature Donkey

Animal's Behavior

Can be affectionate, social and playful

Eating Habits

This species likes to graze on hay, grass and alfalfa


Can be found almost everywhere

Conservation Efforts

Bred commonly

Animal Facts

  • August Busch of Busch Beer fame was an enthusiastic breeder of miniature donkeys. He loved to give them to friends as gifts.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Equus africanus asinus


Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Equidae

Place of Birth

Originally from Africa, domesticated throughout the world


36 inches, up to 450 pounds


Varied, but most commonly grey


Up to 45 years

Where to See

Audubon Zoo