Donkey Brain Replica


The donkey is a domesticated equine. It derives from the African wild ass, Equus africanus, and may be classified either as a subspecies thereof, Equus africanus asinus, or as a separate species, Equus asinus.


Donkey Brain Replica measures 6.7×3.5×3.3 inches. Donkey Brain Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Our precise brain can be used as a teaching tool, museum brain exhibit, home décor brain, or office décor brain.

The Donkey or Equus africanus asinus is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus.

A male Donkey or E. a. asinus is called a jack, a female a jenny or jennet; a young donkey is a foal. Jack donkeys are often used to mate with female horses to produce mules; the biological reciprocal of a mule, from a stallion and jenny as its parents instead, is called a hinny.

Donkey or E. a. asinus vary considerably in size, depending on breed and management. The height at the withers ranges from 7.3 to 15.3 hands, and the weight from 180 to 1,060 lb.

E. a. asinus are adapted to marginal desert lands. Unlike wild and feral horses, wild donkeys in dry areas are solitary and do not form harems. E. a. asinus establishes a home range; breeding over a large area may be dominated by one jack.

The loud call or bray of the Donkey or E. a. asinus, which typically lasts for twenty seconds and can be heard for over three kilometers, may help keep in contact with other donkeys over the wide spaces of the desert.

E. a. asinus, have large ears, which may pick up more distant sounds, and may help cool the donkey’s blood. They can defend themselves by biting, striking with the front hooves or kicking with the hind legs.

A jenny is normally pregnant for about 12 months, though the gestation period varies from 11 to 14 months, and usually gives birth to a single foal. Births of twins are rare. About 1.7 percent of Donkey or E. a. asinus pregnancies result in twins; both foals survive in about 14 percent of those. In general jennies have a conception rate that is lower than that of horses.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 6.7 × 3.5 × 3.3 in
Donkey Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Species: E. africanus
Subspecies: E. a. asinus
Trinomial name: Equus africanus asinus
Conservation status: Least concern