Donkey by Schleich


Donkey by Schleich.  Hand painted animal figurine by Scheich.  From the Farm World collection.

Model 13772.

3.7" x 1.4" x 3.7".

Donkeys are frugal, balanced and sure-footed.  They do not run often, but with their little hooves they can run up to 50 km/h.  The domestic donkey comes originally from the African donkey.  It copes well with hot temperatures and makes little demands on its food.  It is often described as stubborn and stupid when he stops for seemingly no reason at all and refuses to move on.  However, the opposite is the case.  Donkeys cannot run as fast as horses, so it would be senseless for them to flee in panic in a dangerous situation. They first try to consider if they are actually in danger and if so, what would be the best escape route.

Fun fact:  Donkeys can carry up to thirty percent of their own body weight and are therefore often used as pack animals.

Schleich products are made of various plastics and dyes, which are carefully selected to meet the respective requirements.  Most typically plastics used are polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), in addition to other plastics typical for toys.  Even the material suppliers are subject to strict controls by our quality officers. The dyes used are optimally adapted to the different types of plastic and demonstrate top-rate mechanical and chemical resistance.  They ensure the high durability of Schleich products and make all Schleich pieces saliva and sweat proof as well as abrasion-resistant, and thus ensure that they are completely safe for playing with. Only once a product meets fully all international laws, standards and guidelines for toys is it released for production.  All Schleich articles and materials comply with the national and international toy requirements applicable worldwide, as well as the new European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and DIN EN 71.

Recommended for 3+.

We love Schleich's realistic animal figures, a quality toy that stimulates the child's imagination as well as teaching them about animals and wildlife.