Mary donkeys are large donkeys from the Ashkhaad and Mary regions of Turkmenia. There are both a large and small version of the Mary donkey. Large versions of the male Mary donkey are typically 119-120cm, and females are 116-118cm. Fully grown Mary donkeys often weigh around 650 pounds and can carry 150-275 pounds.
Mary Donkeys are closely related to the Iranian Hamadan donkeys whose descendants can also be found in Azerbaijan.
They are no longer widely used as pack animals, plus expeditions and mountain rescue parties require only a small number of animals, as a result today their numbers.