Equus asinus: the humble ass.

A male donkey is called a Jack.
A female is called a Jenny.
A young one is a foal ass.
None will come if you call them.

Asses have been beasts of burden for thousands of years, as long as the horse--with maybe less grace yet more patience.

A donkey is the symbol of the Greek god Dionysus.
Jesus rode one into Jerusalem. So did his mother and one stood in the shadow of the crucifixion. Muhammad said that a donkey brays because it sees the devil.
One played a skeptic in George Orwell's Animal Farm.

I have come across many asses in my travels, in my life. I share a few photogenic ones here.

http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_150124163-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
Freezing my ASS off
Ifrane, Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_150528081-jake-warga-jakewarga_v2.jpg
BrASS
Poland
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_30-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Kiss ASS
USA
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_32-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Bare ASS
Namibia
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_wargajakewarga121106139.jpg
ASSilhouette
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_11-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASS & nine
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_12-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
JesASS
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_131230010-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
HilariASS
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_140502001-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
Hairy Ass
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_25-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
PrecariASS
Egypt
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_140201228-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
ASS-icles
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_141121048-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
Plumb-ASSe
Senegal
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_wargajakewarga121106030.jpg
Hauling ASS
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_24-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Hot ASS
Egypt
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_09-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASShole
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_26-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Sick ASS
Egypt
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_140125085-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
Lazy Asses
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_21-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASSleep
USA
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_28-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Strange ASS love affair
USA
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_4133-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Not an Ass
Namibia
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_wargajakewarga121104195.jpg
An Ass
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_wargajakewarga121127007.jpg
Safe to PASS
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_4122-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga-copy_v2.jpg
TourASSts
USA
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_wargajakewarga121127018.jpg
ASSphalt
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_wargajakewarga121125086.jpg
Tight Ass
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_31-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
CommunASSt w/a head for capitalism
Cuba
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_4117-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASSassin
Iraq
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_4118-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Winning Hearts and ASSes
Iraq
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_19-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
mASSai
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_141016029-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
BroadcASSt
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_13-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Directory ASSistance
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_asspcwargajakewarga.jpg
FabulASS
Postcard from Spain
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_16-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASS guard
Papua New Guinea
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_wargajakewarga121113118.jpg
ASScent
Morocco
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_14-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Presidential ASS that allowed riots
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_02-ass-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
Commissioner (kind of an ASS)
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_20-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASS scratch
USA
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_01-ass-jake-warga-jakewarga.jpg
ASSembly
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_05-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASS with Gas
Israel
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_06-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASS with Grass
Cairo, Egypt
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_4107-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga-copy.jpg
ASS in the Grass
Egypt
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_10-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
PedASStrians
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_08-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga-copy.jpg
Passed out of an ASS
Kenya
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_02-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASS after walk to market
Ethiopia
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_03-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
Used ASS lot
Ethiopia
http://jakewarga.com/files/gimgs/41_01-ass-warga-jake-jakewarga.jpg
ASS on an ASS (The Photographer)
Egypt