It is believed that all Donkeys carry a cross on their back because they helped to carry Mary and Jesus to the cross
Donkeys originated in the African desert and are a descendant of the Africa wild ass. The African wild ass is one of the most endangered animals in the world. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years. They are notorious for being stubborn animals but this has been attributed to a much stronger sense of self-preservation. However, once your trust is gained, donkeys can be very affectionate animals and enjoy the companionship of people. Donkeys need companions for they will become very depressed.