A drove, pace, or herd is a term used to describe a group of donkeys. A lone male donkey is known as an ass or jack, while a lone female donkey is known as a jenny or jennet.
In 2006, the world’s donkey population was estimated to be 41 million, with the bulk of them living in Asia or Africa. Approximately 96 percent of those 41 million donkeys live in developing countries, where they are used as pack animals. Donkeys are frequently used to provide low-cost agricultural labour for people living on or near the poverty line. Donkey flesh is considered a delicacy in China, the country having the most donkeys.