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Abyssinian Donkey

Equus asinus

  1. Not Evaluated
  2. Data Deficient
  3. Least Concern
  4. Near Threatened
  5. Vulnerable
  6. Endangered
  7. Critically Endangered
  8. Extinct in the Wild
  9. Extinct

About Us

Woburn Safari Park is home to two Abyssinian Donkeys. The male is called Choco, named after his lovely chocolate brown coat. Tasha the female, is grey in colour. Our donkeys have a friendly temperament, you will find them and their good friend Holly the Shetland Pony in the Farmyard Friends walk-through section in Animal Encounters.

Distribution
Native to Ethiopia
Habitat
Dry and mountainous areas
Height
8.4 and 10 hands (86 - 102 cm or 34 -40 inches) at the highest point of the withers (shoulders).
Weight
90 - 210 kg
Gestation Period
11 - 13 months
Lifespan
30 - 40 years in captivity