Miniature Donkeys Are Real and They’re the Cutest Thing Ever

When we get a puppy or any other small pet, we sometimes wish they would stay tiny forever. When you think of a donkey, you probably don’t think of them as being tiny but miniature donkeys exist and they are super cute!

Miniature donkeys originate from North Africa and were introduced into the United States in the 1920’s. First there were mini pigs and now you can enjoy mini donkeys!

Mini donkeys are adorable and they are real!

Mini donkeys are adorable and they are real!

They are not only cute but also love showing off their skills.

They are not only cute but also love showing off their skills.

Miniature donkeys are originally from North Africa along the Mediterranean coast.

Miniature donkeys are originally from North Africa, along the Mediterranean coast.

They love to play and get cuddled.

They love to play and get cuddled.

Children just love them because they are small just like them!

Children just love them because they are small just like them!

The great thing about them is that they remain small and rarely grow taller than 35 inches.

The great thing about them is that they remain small and rarely grow taller than 35 inches.

Just the perfect height to get all the hugs and snuggles they want.

Just the perfect height to get all the hugs and snuggles they want.

Donkeys are amazed by children and kids are just as amazed by them.

Donkeys are amazed by children and kids are just as amazed by them.

They are commonly known as Mediterranean miniature donkeys and their small size is due to interbreeding between similar species in Italy.

They are commonly known as Mediterranean miniature donkeys and their small size is due to interbreeding between similar species in Italy.

Miniature donkeys were brought over to the United States in the 1920’s and their popularity is still growing.

Miniature donkeys were brought over to the United States in the 1920's and their popularity is still growing.

Female miniature donkeys are named “jennets”, male donkeys are named “jacks”, and babies are named “foals.”

Female miniature donkeys are named "jennets", male donkeys are named "jacks", and babies are named "foals."

Meet KneeHi, the world’s smallest donkey measuring only 25.29 inches tall!

Meet KneeHi, the world's smallest donkey measuring only 25.29 inches tall!

As you can imagine, they are just a little bundle of joy when born and they weigh only 15 pounds at birth.

As you can imagine, they are just a little bundle of joy when born and they weigh only 15 pounds at birth.

Donkeys are hard workers and so are miniature donkeys but these little guys are meant for play.

Donkeys are hard workers and so are miniature donkeys but these little guys are meant for play.

Their gentle nature also means they get along with other pets.

Their gentle nature also means they get along with other pets.

They are a hardy species and can live up to 35 years old.

They are a hardy species and can live up to 35 years old.

They love being around people and are just as affectionate as common pets like dogs and cats.

They love being around people and are just as affectionate as common pets like dogs and cats.

Who wouldn’t want one of these little cuties running around their yard? 🙂

Who wouldn't want one of these little cuties running around their yard? :)

H/t: Boredom Therapy

Why are small things so darn cute? These mini donkeys are the sweetest things ever! Please share these adorable miniature donkeys with your friends and family.

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