This is old (very old) Nero. He is a 29 years old rescue donkey.
And I was in love the moment I met him.
He was so friendly and fought for my attention. He definitely wanted his photo taken, which was no wonder as he was a beautiful old creature. I had never been this close to a donkey before, so I was in awe.
I learnt so much about donkeys after meeting his owner Jaccy.
Did you know…
That with good care a donkey can live for more than 40 years old?
Their large ears help to keep their body cool in hot and arid desert conditions?
And donkeys hate the rain, their coat is not waterproof and staying out in the rain for a long period actually damages their health.
Who would have thought the humble donkey could be full of so much life and character. These are the stories that make me love what I do...
If you haven't already, check out Nero on my site and stay posted for the next story!