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25 Dec

Donkeys, Aruba

We didn’t see any donkeys while trekking around Aruba. We saw donkey droppings, and this donkey/horse hitch but no live donkeys.

Donkey Horse Hitch Aruba

Donkeys Sign Aruba

(As per sign found at California Lighthouse)


Donkeys were brought to Aruba in the 1500’s by the Spanish conquistadors to assist the Indians they enslaved. When the Indians were removed to Hispaniola, the donkeys left behind became creatures of the wild. Later settlers used them as transportation and again were set loose. Visit today’s, Donkey Sanctuaries which provide loving homes for these hard-working animals.

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