Donkeys and Mules

Why can a donkey go without water?

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April 30, 2010 11:13PM

It can't but because it barely sweats (like a camel), it can survive for a day or so without water, whereas a horse will sweat copiously under the same conditions. This is because, like the camel, the donkey has evolved to live in a dry climate. A donkey should be given water ad lib at least once a day.