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Ponui donkey

Donkey
Conservation status
Domesticated
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Asinus
Species: E. asinus
Binomial name
Equus asinus
Linnaeus, 1758

Ponui donkey has two related meanings:

  • a feral herd of donkeys established on Ponui Island, New Zealand. The herd is descended from three individuals released in the 1880s.
  • a breed of donkey derived from this herd, also known as New Zealand donkeys.

Ponui donkeys are described as small, sturdy and docile.

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