We've been drawn to some recent press coverage about a donkey called Eeyore from Wilmslow who is thought to be the world's oldest donkey, at the grand age of 54!
Not far behind Eeyore is our oldest resident here at the Sanctuary, Laz. We believe he is now 51 years of age!
He came into our care in 2000 and was the 8,209th donkey to pass through our doors. Now living at Woods Farm, he enjoys a peaceful life surrounded by his friends and is given the expert care he deserves.
This very short video was taken last year when he'd just turned 50 and will introduce you to the wonderful Laz and his carer Nikki Hart, who describes his cheeky nature!
Before Laz, a dear little donkey known as Esmerelda was the oldest donkey The Donkey Sanctuary had ever cared for. She passed away at the magnificent age of 56 and almost certainly was one of the oldest donkeys in the world.