It seems that although the summer is upon us, our staff seem reluctant to forget their winter feel good food, chocolate! In fact they’ve just taken delivery of a white chocolate coloured donkey named Choccy.
Imagine having something that is your lifeline for food, water, wood, travel and friendship, knowing that without that special something, your life would be beyond difficult - a life of poverty, illness, pain and suffering. Imagine your special something was taken away from you in the dead of night, and that the chances of you ever seeing it again, were next to nil.
A new donkey with the rather unusual name Pavarotti was brought into our care recently, and although he wasn’t named after the late great singing legend, it seems that our Pavarotti has a shared interest – singing. Pavarotti the donkey was caught here on camera airing his lungs with a massive braying session shortly after being brought to the Sanctuary in June 2009.
Donkeys today come in all shapes, sizes, colours and coat texture. The most common coat colour is grey, followed by brown and then black, roan and broken coloured donkeys (a combination of brown-and-white or black-and-white markings) and the rarest colour is pure white.