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Spiti Donkey

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Accession number: INDIA_DONKEY_0600_SPITI_05001

Country: India

Home tract: Lahaul and Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh

Remarks: The breed is utilized for transportation at high altitude (around 3500m above MSL) area with low level of environmental oxygen. These animals can survive well in scarcity of feed and fodder during harsh winter months when the area is completely snow bound.


  1. ICAR, “Donkey-Spiti,” Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India [Web Reference]
  2. NBAGR, “Registered Breeds of Donkey,” National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, India [Web Reference]
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