Cocoa is our oldest donkey here our Manchester donkey assisted therapy centre. He recently celebrated his 21st birthday. Cocoa came to Manchester in early 2004 when the centre first opened. He had previously worked at our Leeds donkey assisted therapy centre where he diligently learned how to be a therapy donkey. When he came across to Manchester he proved to be an excellent therapy donkey and was able to show his new donkey friends the ropes. He has given literally thousands of rides to our children since 2004.
Cocoa has also been an adoption donkey since 2004 and is adored by his many, many adopters for his gentle manner and lovely curvy ears. Cocoa has a thick, deep brown, glossy coat and the children love to include Cocoa grooming sessions whilst having therapy.
Cocoa has a very special lady in his life, the adorable Souffle. They have lived together for over 20 years. Each night when the donkeys are put to bed in the stables, Cocoa will wait patiently by the stable door for Souffle to enter safely before he will follow. We can definitely say that our Cocoa is a true champion!