Peach is an adorable miniature donkey, with a gorgeous little face and a personality to match. She's also our first Jenny, and pregnant too! We spotted her on the side of the highway, along with DonkeyKong and Luigi, grazing outside a supermarket in the local village outside Mysore. Though abandoned she seems healthy enough. Aside from a few ticks and a matted, dirty coat, she's in great condition. Peach is now around six months into her pregnancy (miniature donkeys have a gestation period of around 12 months), and so we've started her on extra supplements.
Being the only female amongst our three Jacks, Peach is quite obviously the leader of the pack. Where she goes, they go. She's quite the explorer and occasionally sneaks out into the backwaters, taking the boys with her. She loves to graze along the lake while playfully evading all attempts to catch her. Eventually she returns home to the safety of the Sanctuary and settles in for the night, snuggled up with to her boys, warm and happy.
Donkey skin is currently in high demand in China. In the last decade alone the value of these skins has sky rocketed leading to an unprecedented illicit global trade. Donkey hide is used to make gelatine for medicines, making them more valuable dead than alive.
Abandoned donkeys, like Peach, are prime targets in this illegal trade. We need to work together to protect them.