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American Burro

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The American Burro can be found throughout all of the North American deserts.

They are sure-footed, can locate food in barren terrain, and can carry heavy burdens for days through hot, dry environments. Since the wild burro has no natural predator, competitor, or common diseases, most young burros reach maturity and may live as long as 25 years in the wild.

Common Name Burro

Scientific Name Equus asinus

Type Mammal

Status Least Concern

Diet Herbivore

Geographic Range North American Deserts

Life Span 25-30 Years

Offspring 1 Foal