Donkeys and Mules PLAY VIDEO Donkeys and Mules Animals Donkeys are close relatives of horses. The horse (Equus caballus) and donkey (Equus asinus) are members of the family Equidae. Donkeys have longer ears and smaller hooves than horses. They also have a sparser mane and tail. The sound they make is a bray. Goats PLAY VIDEO Goats Animals Goats have provided people with milk, meat, and wool since prehistoric times. Goat’s milk ranks third in the worldwide milk production, behind cow’s milk and buffalo milk. It has a tangy flavor and because its composition differs slightly from cow’s milk, it can be safely drunk by people who are allergic to cow’s milk. Horses PLAY VIDEO Horses Animals Horses have a good sense of smell, sharp ears, and keen eyes. They have strong teeth but eat only grain and plants, never meat. Most horses also have good memories and can learn to respond to the slightest signals. The life of an average horse is between 20 to 30 years. Horses are commonly divided into the following three groups: Pigs PLAY VIDEO Pigs Animals Pigs, which originated in Europe and India, were the earliest animals to be domesticated. They grow rapidly, averaging about three pounds per day. Pigs average 10-15 piglets a litter. Piglets weigh around two and a half pounds at birth and can reach 250 pounds. Breeds of pigs can be distinguished by their hair color and whether they have droopy or erect ears. Poultry and Waterfowl PLAY VIDEO Poultry and Waterfowl Animals Poultry classifies Birds that are kept for eggs or meat. It includes chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks and various other birds. Breeds are distinguished by descent, and physical characteristics such as plumage and color. Rabbits PLAY VIDEO Rabbits Animals It is believed that catholic monks were the first people to domesticate rabbits. It is known that there was a great deal of trading of rabbits between the monasteries as early as 1194. Since then, over 40 different breeds of bunnies have been developed. Animals vary in size from the 2 lb. Netherland Dwarf to the Flemish Giant which can weigh over 15 lbs.!!! Sheep PLAY VIDEO Sheep Animals A breed is a group of sheep that have the same kind of wool and the same origin. There are more than 200 breeds of sheep in the world today.