Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Rare Poitou donkey born in Massachusetts

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — A rare Poitou (PWAH'-too) donkey has been born in Massachusetts.

A tall donkey with very shaggy coat
A Poitou donkey (female)
The male donkey was born Saturday at Davis Farmland, a petting zoo, spray park and animal sanctuary in the central Massachusetts town of Sterling.

Co-owner Larry Davis says there are only about 100 purebred Poitou donkeys in the world. They were once widespread work animals on farms but fell out of favor with the rise of motorized machinery.

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