Equis asinus, asinus miniature
Originally Mediterranean cost of North Africa and more recently Sicily and Sardinia
Herd animals, so need company of ”other” animals. Can withstand cold temperatures as long as they have shelter and are fed properly.
Small amounts of grain, good quality hay, a mineral slat block and fresh clean water
Single baby, 20 – 30 lbs at birth. Foals up and nursing within 30 minutes. Weaned between 5 – 6 mo
25 – 35 years.
Weigh 200 – 350 lbs at maturity. Height is 24 – 34 inches at the withers.
Did You Know?
Hardy and healthy, they require preventative vaccination and should be wormed regularly. They need to have their hooves trimmed every 2 – 3 months. Males are call “jacks” and females are called “jennets.”
Where in the Zoo?
I can be found in the Kookaburra Station at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.