11 Photos of Donkeys Carrying Heavy Loads - Modern Farmer

11 Photos of Donkeys Carrying Heavy Loads

Check out these hard-working asses!

In Afghanistan, a donkey loaded with ballot boxes and other election materials is transported to polling stations not accessible by road. / Courtesy Reuters.

Their small stature makes them cheaper to feed than a draft horse, and their ability to hold large quantities of heavy materials on their backs makes them a great help for farmers or for others living remotely. Donkeys across the globe are indispensable for helping us to carry and transport our belongings — whether hiking into the mountains or carrying ballot boxes to polling stations. So, we’ve rounded up 11 of the mightiest-looking donkeys around.

Courtesy Shutterstock.

Courtesy Shutterstock.

A loaded mule on high Atlas mountain.

 

Courtesy Reuters.

Courtesy Reuters.

An elderly man in the capital of Tunisia leads a loaded donkey.

 

The donkey carries newly fired pots up to a main road. Flickr/ Hannah Pethen.

Courtesy Flickr/Hannah Pethen.

A donkey carries newly fired pots up to a main road.

 

Courtesy Shutterstock.

Courtesy Shutterstock.

A donkey carries a heavy load of straw.

 

Darfurian refugees from Sudan with  donkeys carrying straw for buildings and animals feeding. / Flickr/ European Commission DG ECHO.

Courtesy Flickr/European Commission DG ECHO.

Darfurian refugees from Sudan, along with donkeys carrying straw for buildings and feed.

 

A man stands with a loaded donkey. Flickr/goatchurchprime.

Courtesy Flickr/goatchurchprime.

A man stands with a loaded donkey.

 

Courtesy Shutterstock.

Courtesy Shutterstock.

A donkey caravan in Nepal.

 

A group of donkeys carry hay bails down the street in Addis Ababa.  Flickr/Tim & Annette Gulick.

Courtesy Flickr/Tim & Annette Gulick.

A donkey carries bails of hay down the street in Addis Ababa.

 

Courtesy Shutterstock.

Courtesy Shutterstock.

A small white donkey in Cape Verde carries a bundle of cut plants.

 

Courtesy Shutterstock.

Courtesy Shutterstock.

A shepherd with a caravan of donkeys carry supplies, food and equipment into the Himalaya mountains.
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