The donkey or ass Equus africanus asinus   is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. In developed countries where their use as beasts of burden more latin donkey disappeared, donkeys are used to sire mules, to guard sheep  for donkey rides for children or tourists, and as pets.
Starkey; P. The Donkey Sanctuary. Compare elephant. In the Iberian Peninsula and the Americasa burro is a small donkey. Storey Publishing.
Kingsbury, Kelsie B. Teclai; F. However, the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature ruled in that if the domestic species and the wild species are considered subspecies of one another, the scientific name of the wild species has priority, even when that subspecies was described after the domestic subspecies.
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