Animals, Animals, Equidae

Donkey

Donkeys are the smallest members of the equine family. Since their domestication over 4000 years ago, they have been an important part of human civilization and culture. Donkeys are also known as burros, jackstocks and asses, but regardless of name, all donkeys are descended from the African Wild Ass, which is now critically endangered.

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Where you can see the Donkey

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The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary, Mire Lane, Sidmouth, UK

Set along the historic Jurassic Coast and nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside, The Donkey Sanctuary is an award-winning visitor attraction home to hundreds of friendly rescue donkeys just waiting to meet you – completely free of charge. Since 1969, the world has been a better place for donkeys, proclaimed Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE, […]

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Blithbury Reindeer Lodge

Blithbury Reindeer Lodge, Uttoxeter Road, Blithbury, United Kingdom

Over 150 Reindeer roam freely across our beautiful 30-acre site, which opens to the public for special events throughout the year. We are the only place in the country where visitors can see, fuss and even feed so many Reindeer of varying ages and types; from babies and young calves, to sleigh-pullers and our incredibly […]

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The Reindeer Centre

The Reindeer Centre, Bethersden, Ashford District, United Kingdom

The Reindeer Centre is the home of England’s original ‘Reindeer Grotto’. A few reindeer were imported from Sweden about 14 years ago and they now have in excess of 100 reindeer thanks to their successful breeding programme. The reindeers are English bred and farm reared (some by hand), making them extremely tame and are perfect […]

The Donkey Sanctuary

Set along the historic Jurassic Coast and nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside, The Donkey Sanctuary is an award-winning visitor attraction home to hundreds of friendly rescue donkeys just waiting to meet you – completely free of charge. Since 1969, the world has been a better place for donkeys, proclaimed Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE, […]

Blithbury Reindeer Lodge

Over 150 Reindeer roam freely across our beautiful 30-acre site, which opens to the public for special events throughout the year. We are the only place in the country where visitors can see, fuss and even feed so many Reindeer of varying ages and types; from babies and young calves, to sleigh-pullers and our incredibly […]

The Reindeer Centre

The Reindeer Centre is the home of England’s original ‘Reindeer Grotto’. A few reindeer were imported from Sweden about 14 years ago and they now have in excess of 100 reindeer thanks to their successful breeding programme. The reindeers are English bred and farm reared (some by hand), making them extremely tame and are perfect […]

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