How is a donkey different from a horse?

       Have you ever wondered about the similarity between a horse and a donkey? In their appearance and strength, both animals have striking resemblance. However, these two animals are quite different from each other.

       Both the horse and the donkey have been domesticated by Man from ancient times. While donkeys have long ears, horses have shorter, erect ears. Horses tend to have longer faces. A donkey’s hooves are smaller than those of a horse.

       Both these animals live in groups. However, horses are naturally herd animals. They are stronger, and live in a larger society. Donkeys tend to pair off with other donkeys and develop a strong bond with their partners. Horses can be easily scared off and take to flight when they smell danger. However, donkeys stick around and consider the risk factors before deciding to run.

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