Found on every continent except Antarctica, donkeys are some of the most well-bred and well-known animals in the world.
World Donkey Day is a show of respect for one of the most enduring and respectable animals in the Equidae family.
Throughout history, it has served throughout the world as both a mount and a beast of burden in some of the most challenging terrains and forbidding climates, and has done so with pride and endurance.
But how much do you know about these surprisingly deep and intelligent creatures?
Here are some fun facts you probably didn't know.