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The donkey (Equus asinus) is a member of the Equidae or horse family. It can weigh 400 to 500 pounds and it is the smallest member of this family. The donkey is a descendant of the African wild ass, which is very rare in the wild today. Donkeys range considerably in size, depending on breed. They have larger ears than horses, which helps them hear distant sounds. Even if donkeys are less powerful than horses, they are excellent pack animals. Donkeys are also resistant to diseases. There are about 44 million donkeys all over the world.

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