Anatolia Donkeys

About Anatolia DonkeysAbout Anatolia Donkeys

Anatolia Donkeys are also known as Brown Donkeys and are mainly found throughout Turkey. They are usually black and gray.

Anatolia Donkeys date back beyond the Ottoman Empire; they were used alongside mules and horses to transport goods along rivers, steep slopes, and rocky terrain. Most often they were used by peasants to transport goods before the roads and bridges were built. Today they are still extensively used in the East Anatolia Region and Northeastern part of Black Sea Coast in the more mountainous areas where the donkey’s surefootedness is essential.