Nonnative burro in Death Valley National Park, California, USA.
Nonnative burro in Death Valley National Park, California, USA. Invasive burros (Equua asinus) are often called donkeys and can be found throughout the backcountry in Death Valley. They are an introduced species that originally descended from the African wild ass and are NOT native to North America. Invasive burro populations can grow at 20% per year, causing damage to limited native vegetation and spring ecosystems, thereby hurting native wildlife such as bighorn sheep and desert tortoise.Add to Lightbox Download