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Meet Bunny











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Bunny's Story

Bunny is a standard size grey donkey jenny. She was adopted thru the BLM adoption incentive program. She was born at the Florence AZ holding facility after her mother was rounded up near Oatman AZ. She was 4 months old when we picked her up. BLMs policy is to wean at 4 months, separate from mother, separate boys from girls and geld the boys. Family groups and bonds are broken. Its actually best for a burro baby to remain with its mother and family members until 1 year of age. They learn a lot from their elders. 

Bunny got her name because when we arrived to adopt her, she watched us the whole time, ears up and on us with curiosity in her eyes. She reminded me of the big eared grey cotton tails and jack rabbits commonly seen around our homes.

We had to stay overnight in a hotel because it was a 12 hour drive each way. While Jon and the kids slept, I spent the entire night in the trailer talking to, petting and bonding with the two babies we had adopted. By morning is was if they knew me since birth. Our daughter Lilly and I spent many hours loving on, brushing, feet and leg handling, trailer loading, etc.

Bunny is a very social, loving and gentle burro. I am BUNNY’S PERSON but she loves everyone. Bunny has many visitors and is one of the volunteers favorite burros. She has a way of making people feel like they’re “her person”, until I appear, LOL. Burros are much like cats in that most have “A Person” that they bond strongest to as their favorite. These bonds are most easily established as babies. The more baby burros are handled by multiple people, the more social they will be. Bunny has attended two Goldfield Days as a petting burro for guests, drawing many people over to meet them and interact with a burro.

Bunny spent this winter at our Las Vegas location so she could have her final BLM inspection for her title. She will return to the sanctuary in Goldfield NV when things warm up in late spring. 

Burros make amazing pets when adopted in bonded pairs and handled kindly as much as possible. They are sensitive and love to get and give hugs regularly. Its not unusual for me to be bent over on a project and have a burro resting its head on my back giving burro hugs.

Love Kim