Mule

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  1. A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (a jack) and a female horse (a mare).
  2. When the father is a horse and the mother is a donkey, the offspring is called a hinney.
  3. The mule inherits from the donkey his incredible strength, intelligence, patience, perseverance, endurance and surefootedness from the jack and his equine beauty, athletic ability and speed from the horse.
  4. A male mule is called a john or horse mule. A female mule is called a molly or mare.
  5. Mules have 63 chromosomes and are 99.9% sterile.
  6. The mule inherits from the donkey his incredible strength, intelligence, patience, perseverance, endurance and surefootedness from the jack and his equine beauty, athletic ability and speed from the horse.
  7. Though mules can kick in any direction, a well-treated mule is not likely to do so.
  8. Mules are serving in military missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  9. Some mules look like a donkey with long ears but other mules look like they have a head of a donkey and a horse’s body. 
  10. Both the mule and the hinny have more endurance by far than the horse, and are more resistant to parasites and disease, require less feed for good health, have tougher hooves than the horse, and have an incredible sense of self preservation that keeps them safe, which is often mistaken for stubbornness.
  11. The word “mule” can be used for any hybrid, and is a cross between two species of equine: the horse or pony (Equus caballus) and the domestic donkey (Equus asinus). The term “mule” is used for either the cross of male donkey on female horse, or the cross of female donkey on male horse, although the latter cross is more correctly known as a “hinny.”
  12. Mules are excellent for packing and weight bearing.
  13. Mules highly intelligent, alert, curious and affectionate, when not worn down by bad conditions (cruel treatment, bad shelter, bad food and water or overwork).
  14. Mules and donkeys actually have a natural attraction to humans. When treated with patience, kindness and understanding, they learn to trust and obey. If they are treated with force and abuse, they are not likely to comply with your wishes. I want to have a pet mule!
  15. Mules have smoother muscles than horses.
  16. Mules are cute in my opinion. Look-

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