Donkeys are a hardy and versatile domesticated animal that have been used by humans for thousands of years. Originally from Africa, donkeys were first domesticated in Egypt and were used for transportation, farming, and other tasks that required strength and endurance.
Donkeys are known for their unique vocalizations, which include a distinctive braying sound that can be heard from miles away. They are also known for their intelligence and stubbornness, traits that have both helped and hindered humans over the years.
Twins are rare in donkeys – there are only a few pairs currently known on the entire planet. If a mother donkey does give birth to two little ones, one of them typically ends up dying. But a farmer from Kerry, Ireland witnessed a miracle in 2013. Cormac Williams’s eight-year-old pet donkey, Tulip, gave birth to twin daughters, Snow and Flake.
“It’s a once in a lifetime event that you get two live twins”, says Williams. Tulip was due at Christmas time and when he went to check in on her, he found not one, but two healthy foals. Tulip was also born on Williams’s 35-acre farm and now it’s her daughters’ turn to run around on in the same pastures. Williams says donkeys are great as pets since they are gentle animals. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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