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Do donkeys have backbones?
10 Vertebrates As already outlined lions, donkeys and humans have skeletons. An important aspect of this skeleton is the backbone.
Which animals are not vertebrates?
Sponges, corals, worms, insects, spiders and crabs are all sub-groups of the invertebrate group – they do not have a backbone. Fish, reptiles, birds, amphibians and mammals are different sub-groups of vertebrates – they all have internal skeletons and backbones.
What kind of animals in vertebrates and invertebrates?
Vertebrates are animals that have a backbone inside their body. The major groups include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Invertebrates don’t have a backbone. They either have a soft body, like worms and jellyfish, or a hard outer casing covering their body, like spiders and crabs.
Which is the wild ancestor of the donkey?
The donkey or ass, Equus africanus asinus, is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.
Why are donkeys considered a low status animal?
In many societies donkeys are regarded as low status animals and are commonly mistreated. They are forced to perform more work than their small bodies can handle. Since new donkeys are cheaper than veterinary care, ill and injured donkeys are often tied to posts without food or water and left to die.
What do Donkeys do in the real world?
Working donkeys are often associated with those living at or below subsistence levels. Small numbers of donkeys are kept for breeding or as “pets” in developed countries. Domesticated donkeys are also used as guard animals for goats, sheep and cows against the threat of coyotes.
What makes an animal an invertebrate or a vertebrate?
Classification of animals into invertebrate animals and vertebrate animals depends on whether an animal possess a vertebral column or it does not possess. This vertebral column that is also known as spinal column, backbone or spine is a part of the skeletal system of animals, especially those with endoskeleton.