Day 18 of 30 - Rural Impressions
Sweet Cora the Donkey is having a little Roll.
Curious about why do Donkey's roll??
(credit to the Donkey Sanctuary for this information)
- Rolling helps groom/scratch hard-to-reach areas
- Dust provides great insulation, protecting donkeys from both hot and cold conditions - especially in their natural dessert environment
- 80% of donkey rolling occurs in a spot where another equine has rolled. Depositing scent over the body may be a function of rolling.
Here is the Donkey Sanctuary's bio on Cora:
"Born in 2008, Cora is a grey dun, small standard donkey. She was admitted to The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in November, 2012 with another donkey named Jace, and a miniature pony named Honey. Cora, Jace and Honey were part of a petting zoo located in Southwestern Ontario and the owners felt the DSC would be a more appropriate home.
Despite being at capacity, the DSC made room available for Cora and Jace, and Honey was taken in by Wind Dancer Pony Rescue Foundation.
Cora’s keen curiosity and friendliness soon made her a favourite among staff and volunteers, and she enjoys living with our main herd with our other jennies and gentle geldings."
~ Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
9/18/2017 10:18:22 pm
Great works, the rural themed art touches a cord of home. I am enjoying the 30 in 30, something to look forward to every day.
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