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What is a donkey?

A donkey, also called an “ass”, is a domesticated working animal of the horse family. They are smaller and less temperamental than horses. Male donkeys, known as “jacks”, are often bred with female horses to produce “mules.” Mules have the size and strength of a horse, and the temperament of a donkey, making them ideal work animals

Donkeys were domesticated over 3,000 years ago and have been used by humans even before that. It is believed they descended from the Syrian Wild Ass or African Wild Ass. Donkeys are referenced in the Bible; Mary rode a donkey to Bethlehem while pregnant with Jesus.

American Mammoth Donkey

The donkey families you see on the live donkey cam are American Mammoth Donkeys.

In 1785, the King of Spain gifted George Washington three Andalusian Asses. Washington-bred these donkeys with a Maltese Jack he received from French Military Officer Marquis de Lafayette, thus laying the foundation for the American Mammoth Breed.

Donkeys were the backbone of a farm's workforce, however, American Mammoth Donkeys are rare in the United States today. With the advent of tractors and other farm machinery in the early 20th century, donkeys nearly disappeared in North America.

American Mammoth Donkey Characteristics

By watching the donkey cam, you may notice some of the unique characteristics of American Mammoth Donkeys. The breed is very large; males can weigh up to 1200 pounds and stand 55” tall. They have brown fur with a white underside and muzzle.

  • grant: $600,000 - Service Dog Project

    SDP has donated over 100 Great Danes as service dogs to individuals who have severe balance and mobility limitations. These dogs provide a valuable service and have enhanced the quality of life for their owners.

  • topic: animals

  • location: ipswich

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Donkey Camera

Meet the rescued farm animals of Donkey Hill, located at the Service Dog Project farm in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where Great Dane assistance dogs are raised. On this cam you will spot Maude and her baby Pockets, both American mammoth donkeys, and Daisy, a mammoth donkey who is considered small for her breed. Mae, a standard grey mini donkey, will also be viewable on Donkey Hill. A rescued mini horse and her baby, "Puppy," will both frequent Donkey Hill until Puppy is weaned, at which time her mom will go to her new home and Puppy will remain at the Service Dog Project.

This camera will show the inside of the stall and pivot to show about 80% of the animals' pasture. There is a gate in the stall which can swing to divide the inside stall so the mini horse and her tiny baby can live in one end and have their own outside area. There is a hay feeder which they share on Donkey Hill, and they have water both outside the stall as well as buckets inside.

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location: Ipswich, MA

best hours: 6:00am - 7:30pm

time zone: Eastern Time

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What is a donkey?

A donkey, also called an “ass”, is a domesticated working animal of the horse family. They are smaller and less temperamental than horses. Male donkeys, known as “jacks”, are often bred with female horses to produce “mules.” Mules have the size and strength of a horse, and the temperament of a donkey, making them ideal work animals

Donkeys were domesticated over 3,000 years ago and have been used by humans even before that. It is believed they descended from the Syrian Wild Ass or African Wild Ass. Donkeys are referenced in the Bible; Mary rode a donkey to Bethlehem while pregnant with Jesus.

American Mammoth Donkey

The donkey families you see on the live donkey cam are American Mammoth Donkeys.

In 1785, the King of Spain gifted George Washington three Andalusian Asses. Washington-bred these donkeys with a Maltese Jack he received from French Military Officer Marquis de Lafayette, thus laying the foundation for the American Mammoth Breed.

Donkeys were the backbone of a farm's workforce, however, American Mammoth Donkeys are rare in the United States today. With the advent of tractors and other farm machinery in the early 20th century, donkeys nearly disappeared in North America.

American Mammoth Donkey Characteristics

By watching the donkey cam, you may notice some of the unique characteristics of American Mammoth Donkeys. The breed is very large; males can weigh up to 1200 pounds and stand 55” tall. They have brown fur with a white underside and muzzle.

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