The illustration is black and white, and the donkey is drawn from behind with its head turned backwards. The donkey is an animal that has played a major role in history (more than 5000 years), and nowadays we can see it increasingly rarely. It has endured our exploitation of its strength as a working animal, mainly in agriculture and transportation. Unfortunately, a huge number of donkeys, mules and hinnies were killed during the wars. These tame and good-natured animals certainly did not deserve such a fate. Today their number has drastically reduced, but at least people have given them a break. The donkey is a domesticated subspecies of the African wild ass and belongs to the horse family (equidae).