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hoofed, herbivorous mammal of the genus Equus, closely related to the horse. It is distinguished from the horse by its small size, large head, long ears, and small hooves. There are two living species: Equus hemonius, the Asian ass, and E.
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burro

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(vertebrate zoology)
A small donkey used as a pack animal.
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About the Bureau of Land Management Since 1971, when Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, the BLM has successfully placed over 235,000 wild horses and burros into private care.
Rebecca Wiler, whose official title is Wild Horse and Burro specialist with the agency, was assisting prospective adopters with necessary paperwork in a trailer set up at the Fairview Farm, Friday and Saturday during the two-day event.
According to TPWD, burros are exotic animals that threaten the desert park's water sources, as well as its native plants.
The White House is refusing to comment, Burros reports, and Samuelsson, who had confirmed to her that he had indeed been contacted for the state dinner, has gone underground, sending hungry journalists hot on his trail.
Recommendation: To improve the management of BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program, the Secretary of the Interior should direct BLM to continue to track the number of animals harmed or killed during the gather process in a centralized database system and determine what information on the treatment of gathered animals, short-term and long-term holding animals, and adopted animals could easily be provided to the public to help inform them about the treatment of wild horses and burros.
Presently superintendent of the Big Bend Ranch State Park, he was born and raised in Brewster and Presidio counties, and has recollections of burros dating to his childhood days along the Rio Grande in the mid-1900s.
That story -- and the one of the area's founding -- goes something like this: In 1900, Mexican prospector Jose Jerez was looking for his lost burros when he accidentally discovered gold.
Congress enacted the Wild and Free-Roaming Homes and Burros Act (WFRHBA
We and other owners corral the burros when we need the dogs to separate the sheep at shearing time.
Before Mexican food really became stylish in the rest of the country, they were called burros in Arizona," he said.
VRG nutrition advisor Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, RD, was a guest with Marian Burros on The People's Pharmacy radio program for a show that focused on the role of comfort foods in the diet.