DONKEYS are some of the cutest big mammals there are:
Of course donkeys are closely related to horses and can interbrede. The offspring of a male donkey and a female horse is a MULE; other way round is called a HINNY. Both mules and hinnies are usually infertile.
Worldwide donkeys are used as beasts of burden and are often shockingly mistreated. This was the least shocking illustration I could find:
Sometimes they get into comedy scrapes at work:
WHEN I used to clean out my roborovski hamsters and, not too happy with the clean new livingspace they "trotted round and round like a donkey derby". In case they don't have these in your part of the world, it's either a donkey race for kiddies:
Or (more sedately) simply donkey rides on the beach:
Unlike human babies, who are born practically helpless, donkey foals are usually on their feet from the minute of birth. Newly born they're no bigger than a human baby...
Have a cheery weekend y'all!
JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH INVESTIGATES... is a classic radio programme. The best example being when he went Ghost Hunting with Most Haunted presenter Yvette Fielding. All the voices he does himself. Here he is advertising Yorkshire Tea ("like tea used to be," they always said):
Aye! And here's some outtakes:
John Shuttleworth ~ a modern classic!
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