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Alfie trotting in field

Alfie

Alfie

Alfie is one of the tallest donkeys in his herd and has a velvety dark brown coat. His lovable, laid back character and calming nature make him a hit with everyone he meets.

Please note our Belfast sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Alfie. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Belfast sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Ashley

Ashley

Ashley

Orphaned at birth, Ashley shows us all that it's possible to overcome unimaginable odds. His radar for fun and big personality helps to win the hearts of all who meet him.

You can visit Ashley at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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Benjy

Benjy

Benjy

Benjy is very vocal, especially around mealtimes. He announces the arrival of food to all his donkey friends and will often lead them to the feeder. He likes to make sure everyone is involved.

Please note our Belfast sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Benjy. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Belfast sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Billy O

Billy O

Billy O

Billy O's antics are very popular with his donkey friends. He likes nothing more than running off with buckets and head collars in his mouth and tipping over the odd wheelbarrow when no one is looking.

Please note our Leeds sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Billy O. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Leeds sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Bonnie by paddock fence

Bonnie

Bonnie

Bonnie loves being the centre of attention and adores being fussed and groomed. She is always first in line at meal times, often trying to open the door as the grooms put out the food.

You can visit Bonnie at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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Cisco

Cisco

Cisco

Cisco is a miniature donkey with a larger than life personality. This dauntless little donkey is a natural organiser, ensuring that all his stable-mates do exactly what they should.

Please note our Birmingham sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Cisco. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Birmingham sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Cocoa

Cocoa

Cocoa

Cocoa is a real gentleman. By day he’s a quiet and sensible donkey, happy to stand back and watch the youngsters play. By night he reverts to his foal-self and plays after everyone is all tucked up.

You can visit Cocoa at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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Eeyore

Eeyore

Eeyore

Eeyore is a handsome chap. He is a little timid but is so much braver when his best friend Pooh is near. The two are thick as thieves when they're out in their fields chasing each other around and sunning themselves.

Please note our Ivybridge sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Eeyore. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Ivybridge sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Hannah

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah is a real lady. She can be quite enchanting but has a playful side too. Even though she is now mature in years, she loves to play games like welly tug of war and has been known to kick a food ball around.

You can visit Hannah at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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Harbin

Harbin

Harbin

Harbin is a bright donkey who's incredibly laid back and loves human contact. The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds team sometimes wonder if he'd prefer to sit in the staff room with them at break time.

Please note our Leeds sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Harbin. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Leeds sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Henry

Henry

Henry

Henry is an inquisitive and brave donkey who takes every new experience in his stride. He is very friendly and loves humans. He’ll often come across the yard to say hello to our grooms and volunteers while they are working.

Please note our Manchester sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Henry. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Manchester sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Jimmy

Jimmy

Jimmy

Jimmy is a kind and intelligent donkey, often found playing with his friend Skittles. Jimmy can sniff out a ginger biscuit from 100 yards. All in all, he’s a very talented little donkey.

Please note our Birmingham sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Jimmy. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Birmingham sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Millie

Millie

Millie

Millie is a beautiful, intelligent mule who is hugely talented. She likes nothing more than showing off her specially learned tricks to her grooms.

Millie has been experiencing some health issues recently. We have a dedicated page that we are updating regularly so that you can keep track of Millie's progress.

You can visit Millie at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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Oscar

Oscar

Oscar

Oscar is a bright and clever donkey who can't resist a little bit of fun. Always up to something, Oscar can often be found plotting his next escapade and is constantly getting himself into a scrape.

Please note our Birmingham sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Oscar. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Birmingham sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Pooh eating in field

Pooh

Pooh

Pooh will do anything for a tasty snack and loves picking up buckets in the hope that someone might put something delicious into them. He loves playing in the field with his best friend Eeyore.

Please note our Ivybridge sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Pooh. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Ivybridge sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Ripple

Ripple

Ripple

Ripple is a big donkey with a big heart. He has a special friendship with his grooms and often rests his head on their shoulder and wobbles his bottom lip.

Please note our Leeds sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Ripple. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Leeds sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Ruby

Ruby

Ruby

Ruby is one in a million, and a very intelligent donkey. She is always looking for a new way to grab the limelight as she believes that she deserves the most attention in the yard!

You can visit Ruby at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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Shocks

Shocks

Shocks

Shocks is a gentle giant with a traumatic past. He gets on with all the donkeys in his herd and likes to play welly tug of war with them.

Please note our Birmingham sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Shocks. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Birmingham sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Timothy

Timothy

Timothy

Timothy is a gorgeous and popular donkey who loves all sorts of shenanigans. His favourite game is to knock over the grooms' kits when they're not looking.

You can visit Timothy at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim

Standing at an impressive 132cms/52 inches tall, Tiny Tim isn't so tiny. He is known as the Harry Houdini of the donkey world due to his ability to get out of a fully strapped-up rug when left in the stable overnight.

Please note our Manchester sanctuary is closed to visitors, so you aren't currently able to visit Tiny Tim. We will be providing an update on the reopening of our Manchester sanctuary as soon as we can, so please keep an eye here for updates.

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Walter

Walter

Walter

Walter is a sweet-natured donkey who enjoys playing with his food ball, kicking it about until it releases the treats inside. We like to think of him as our very own football superstar.

You can visit Walter at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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Zena

Zena

Zena

Zena is a wonderfully sweet and fluffy donkey who loves playing with her two best friends, Ashley and Mr Khan. This pretty girl overcame the odds after being born three weeks premature.

You can visit Zena at our Sidmouth Sanctuary.

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