Romagnolo donkey

Conservation status FAO: critical[1]
Other names Asino Romagnolo
Country of origin Italy
Height Male: 135–155 cm
  Female: 130–145 cm[2]
MIPAAF Breed standard
Equus asinus

The Romagnolo or Asino Romagnolo is a breed of donkey from Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy.[3][4] It is raised mainly in the province of Forlì, but also the provinces of Bologna, Ravenna and Reggio Emilia.[2] It is one of the eight autochthonous donkey breeds of limited distribution recognised by the Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali, the Italian ministry of agriculture and forestry.[3] The conservation status of the Romagnolo was listed as "critical" by the FAO in 2007.[1]


  1. 1 2 Barbara Rischkowsky, D. Pilling (eds.) (2007). List of breeds documented in the Global Databank for Animal Genetic Resources, annex to The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISBN 9789251057629. Accessed May 2014.
  2. 1 2 Daniele Bigi, Alessio Zanon (2008). Atlante delle razze autoctone: Bovini, equini, ovicaprini, suini allevati in Italia (in Italian). Milan: Edagricole. ISBN 9788850652594. p. 170–71.
  3. 1 2 Norme tecniche: Allegato 2 a D.M. 9742 del 7 maggio 2012 (in Italian). Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali. p. 23. Accessed September 2013.
  4. Breed data sheet: Romagnolo/Italy. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed September 2013.

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