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Mule

Children’s Farms·Mammal

A mule is a cross between a male donkey and a female horse. Mules rarely produce offspring because donkeys and horses have differing chromosome numbers. Mules are less susceptible to the rain and sun as their skin is thicker than horse skin. They became very popular as working animals after the American Revolution. On average, a mule can carry 20 percent of its body weight.

  • Conservation StatusStable
  • Life span30-50 years
  • Body size1,000-1,400 lbs.
    4.5-5 ft.
  • Native habitat Domestic farms
  • DietPrairie hay
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