Donkey age calculator

How to calculate the human age of a donkey?
One can, for a better appreciation of youth or old age of its donkey, to convert his real age in its human equivalent. Very easy with our free tool:

A donkey

Methodology to calculate the age of a donkey

Practically, you can almost do a simple multiplication of the age of the donkey by 3 to get its equivalent in human age.
Even its growth, the colt stage to adulthood is almost proportional to what we know with humans, unlike many animals where adulthood is reached early.

So it's from observations of the ages of donkeys that veterinarians have established a correlation table (age chart) to see an equivalence in human age:

Real donkey age 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Human age 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60

Life expectancy of the donkey: a donkey can live for about 45 years.

How do we call?
  • a baby donkey: a colt
  • a female donkey: a jenny-ass
  • a male donkey: a donkey or a jack!
Hybrid donkeys:
  • hinny: jenny-ass + stallion (horse)
  • mule: jack + mare
  • donzed, zebrane or zonkey: donkey + zebra

Did you know?

The Donkey Sanctuary is a British charitable organisation devoted to the welfare of donkeys. The charity, which is based near Sidmouth in Devon, England, was founded in 1969.

It is one of the largest equine charities in the world with an annual income and expenditure of £22 million, and its actions are spread in many countries.

The Donkey Sanctuary official website

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