These Miniature Donkeys Might Possibly Be The Cutest Thing You Will See All Week

Miniature donkeys are originally from North Africa.

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They were interbred with a very similar species over in Italy to create what is known today as the Mediterranean Miniature Donkey.

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Miniature donkeys were brought over to the United States during the 1920s and have blossomed here ever since.

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Male miniature donkeys are known as “Jacks.” Females are known as “Jennets” and babies are “Foals.”

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They weigh around 15 pounds when born.

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And they don’t grow any taller than approximately 35 inches.

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This is KneeHi, the world’s tiniest donkey. He’s around 25.29 inches tall.

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They can do some light work, if needed. But they make much better pets!

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Donkeys have a reputation for being stubborn and difficult, but the truth is that they just have good memories and if something hurts or scares them, they’ll remain wary.

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They’re actually very affectionate and loyal.

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And they love to be cuddled!

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They also get along wonderfully with other animals.

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And are amazing with children.

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They’re great athletes, too! LOL!

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They can live to be over 35 years old.

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Wouldn’t you just love to have a couple of these little guys following you around?

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