Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Great news for rare Poitou donkeys

The news just doesn't get any better for a rare breed of donkeys that grow to be taller than most horses. A British stud farm dedicated to preserving the rare Poitou donkey has managed to breed four foals within a 20-day period - two colts and two fillies. Just 44 Poitou donkeys were known to exist in 1976. Their numbers have since increased to an estimated 600 to 800 worldwide. The four newcomers, Tilda, Tomas, Tarka and Tizer, have proved to be a big hit for Woodford Farm, in Hampshire.

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