The aptly named Cocoa with his glossy chocolate coloured coat is perhaps best described as the gentleman of the group. He loves nothing more than spending time with his two favourite ladies Hannah and Soufflé, and spends many a happy hour with Soufflé when Hannah is busy elsewhere. You’ll often find Soufflé gently nudging her friend and showing him real tenderness. The feeling is entirely mutual as they have been together since they were foals.
As our resident country gent, Cocoa gives off the impression of being a smart well-to-do donkey, although at times he can be a little reserved. Nonetheless he is amiably laid-back and always happy to help.
In fact, Cocoa is also our resident playtime supervisor. At the age of 20, he’s getting on a bit in years, so he’s quite happy to stand back and watch the youngsters tear around the paddock or play fight.
Yet Cocoa is still quite an athlete on the sly and his party trick is undoubtedly his show jumping abilities that he sometimes demonstrates in the arena. He also once stole a doormat that was drying on a fence and proudly paraded around with it in his mouth!
Cocoa loves being cuddled and stroked, and because of his big hearted nature he is ideal for helping children and adults with additional needs at the The Donkey Sanctuary Manchester
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