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Bizarro Image: Donkey Gets a Police Ride

'Squishy' was wandering along a road in Oklahoma

(Newser) - A suburban Oklahoma City police officer is making headlines for picking up an unusual subject found wandering along a rural road. Norman police Officer Kyle Canaan tells KFOR it took a little pushing, pulling, and some animal feed, but he got the miniature donkey nicknamed "Squishy" into the back... More »

Amorous Donkey Couple Reunited at Polish Zoo

Mothers outraged that children witnessed their lovemaking

(Newser) - Napoleon is now back with his Antosia. The two amorous donkeys who were separated because of an outcry over their lovemaking have been reunited at a zoo in Poland. The couple, together for 10 years, got into trouble when mothers expressed outrage that children had to witness their mating. Local... More »

Abused Donkey Gets New Pair of Pants

Israeli animal sanctuary gives Haim a healing gift

(Newser) - A donkey in Israel is faring much better, thank you, after getting a brand new pair of pants. Haim the donkey was abused before finding a home at the Ramat Gan Safari, the Middle East's largest animal sanctuary, the Times of Israel reports. Haim's previous owner used to... More »

Meet the Zonkey: Half Zebra, Half Donkey

Ippo, a zebra-donkey hybrid, born in Italy

(Newser) - His dad is a zebra. His mom is a donkey. That makes Ippo, a foal born this week in Florence, Italy, an extremely rare hybrid called the zonkey. Ippo was conceived after her father jumped a fence that separated him from an endangered species of donkey at the nature reserve... More »

New Meat Scandal: Donkey in South Africa Burgers

But hey, there's no horse in them!

(Newser) - If it's any consolation, South African food scientists did not find horse meat in the beef burgers and sausages they tested. What they did find, however, was water buffalo, donkey, and goat meat. A study published by three professors at Stellenbosch University found that 99 of 139 samples contained... More »

Store Robbery Foiled by ... Getaway Donkey

Bumbling thieves outed by a few 'hee-haws'

(Newser) - A trio of thieves nearly got away with robbing a convenience store in Colombia when their getaway donkey ruined everything, the Telegraph reports. The three had managed to steal tuna, sardines, rum, rice, and oil from a little shop in the town of Juan de Acosta when the donkey's... More »

Google: No, We Didn't Kill a Donkey

Google on defensive after Street View image circulates

(Newser) - No, Google is not a donkey killer. The Internet giant went on the defensive after a Google Street View image that looked as if the Street View car had run over a donkey in Botswana began making the rounds on Twitter. But appearances can be deceiving: Google released additional images... More »

Afghan Troops Switch From US Copters to Donkeys

Technological gap yawns wide as US hands off bases

(Newser) - Just how big a void is the US leaving in Afghanistan? Well, let's put it this way: Whereas the US used helicopters to access its remote bases in rocky regions, Afghan forces are now using … donkeys. "Donkeys are the Afghan helicopter," one colonel tells the Washington ... More »

Donkey Kills Texas Mayor

Aggressive male kicked, trampled rancher

(Newser) - A small town north of San Antonio is mourning its mayor, who was kicked and trampled to death by a 500-pound donkey. Police say Hollywood Park Mayor Bill Bohlke, 65, was attacked by a stud donkey he kept on his cattle ranch. He was found dead about 50 yards from... More »

Donkeys Abandoned Across Texas

Dire drought and high feed costs to blame

(Newser) - Cash-strapped donkey owners in Texas are abandoning the animals in record numbers, creating a headache for authorities and a devoted group of donkey rescuers, the Houston Chronicle reports. Authorities say dire drought and high feed costs are making donkeys, like horses, much harder to keep. "Donkey rescues have gone... More »

Texas GOP Candidate Tries to Reason With Donkeys

Finally, a fun political ad: Kirsten Boyd Johnson

(Newser) - Even if you’re not a member of the Grand Ol’ Party, you will probably enjoy this political ad from Republican Texas congressional candidate Roger Williams, in which he attempts to talk sense with donkeys. “Get it?” asks Kirsten Boyd Johnson on Wonkette . Sure, the “horde of dim,... More »

Colorado Wants State Sport: Donkey Racing

Advocates stubborn amid controversy

(Newser) - Pack burro racers’ task is straightforward, but it’s not easy: They must coax, push, and pull a donkey through the Colorado mountains as quickly as possible. Now, competitors want some recognition for their efforts, the Wall Street Journal reports. They’re calling for donkey racing to become the Colorado’... More »

Rare Zebra-Donkey Hybrid Born in China

Half-zebra, half-donkey ... is it a 'zebrass'?

(Newser) - Whether you call it a "zonkey" or a "donkra," one thing is sure: The creature born Sunday at a zoo in Southeast China is certainly rare. So far the foal—a cross between a female zebra and a male donkey who freely occupied the same enclosure—looks... More »

Parasailing Donkey Dies of Heart Attack

At least she died happy in animal sanctuary

(Newser) - Pity the poor parasailing Russian donkey, Anapka. The unlucky creature died of a heart attack after she was freed from her frightening work, and spent only a few months living in luxury, munching fresh fruit and veggies in an animal sanctuary outside Moscow. Anapka became an animal rights celeb after... More »

Half Zebra, Half Donkey, All Adorable

Baby 'zedonk' scores off the charts on the cute scale

(Newser) - Zebras and donkeys and zedonks, oh my! A wildlife reserve in Georgia is home to the United States' first known zedonk, the offspring of a female donkey and a male zebra. The preserve’s general manager said, “The animals have been running together for more than 40 years, but... More »

Parasailing Donkey's Owner Won't Face Charges

Russian officials say animal is OK

(Newser) - The owner of a donkey that went parasailing over a Russian beach , terrifying both the animal and onlookers, will not face animal cruelty charges, the Moscow News reports. The donkey, a female, "is clinically healthy," a local official tells AFP , adding that the owner didn't see any problem... More »

Flying Donkey Sparks Animal Cruelty Probe

Terrified animal goes parasailing, scaring Russian beachgoers

(Newser) - Russian police are investigating a possible case of animal cruelty after a donkey was forced to parasail over a beach resort, terrifying not only the animal but sunbathing families who watched from below. "The donkey screamed and children cried," a police rep tells AFP . "No-one had the... More »

Israelis Hit Gaza After Donkey Bomb Fizzles

15 injured in strikes retaliating for militant attacks

(Newser) - Fifteen people were injured when Israeli jets pounded the Gaza Strip overnight in retaliation for militant strikes involving a rocket, mortars—and a donkey. A Syrian-backed militant group claimed responsibility for the "donkey bomb" attack, in which a donkey cart carrying 400 pounds of dynamite was detonated near the... More »

Elderly Donkey Thrives on Beer Diet

Rosie drinks Guinness twice a day

(Newser) - A British donkey is so old her owner thinks she may be a record-setter, and she's enjoying the privileges of age—including Guinness stout twice a day. Rosie may be as old as 54, but her age can't be documented. Her diet is on the record, though. "I used... More »

Donkeys Bust Out of Nativity Scene

Joke's on you, silly humans

(Newser) - A living nativity scene near the Colorado ski resort of Vail almost had to go without two key actors when two donkeys escaped. The nativity scene is an annual tradition for Eagle River Presbyterian Church. Pastor Rob Wilson says two borrowed donkeys were being held in a fenced-in pen for... More »

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