Sponsor Wilbur


  • Miniature Donkey
  • Gelding
  • 20 years old (2017)
  • Retired to RHH in 2017

WILBUR shares a pasture and retirement with his best friends, fellow miniature donkey
BUSTER, and PUMPKIN, a miniature horse.

How to tell WILBUR and BUSTER apart? WILBUR is slightly larger and lighter in color
than BUSTER. He’s also the bolder of the two…teaching BUSTER that it is ok to come
to the fence to have your head scratched.

Miniature donkey facts:

The miniature donkey is not a bred-down version of a larger donkey. Their small size is natural.

They are native to the Mediterranean and Sicily and arrived in the U.S. in 1929.
Their hearing is acute and their ears can move independently to locate the source of a sound. A donkey’s long ears have an excellent blood supply which is a desert adaptation for cooling the body.

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