Donkeys could help in reintroduction of rare wildflower  

Donkeys could play a role in an innovative conservation scheme to reintroduce one of the UK's rarest farmland wildflowers.

More than 20,000 seeds of the small-flowered catchfly have been sown in plots on farmland at the Devon headquarters of international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary.

It is hoped that the plant will establish and thrive at the sanctuary. The...

May opening for The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

May opening for The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth will reopen to visitors on Monday 17 May, with the launch of a new family activity trail.

The new trail, 'An Adorably Curious Adventure', gives visitors the chance to explore the sanctuary and discover the A-Z of fun donkey facts, while completing trail activities along the way.

John Crouch, Visitor Engagement Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary,...

Donkeys revealed as a British favourite despite 'stubborn' myth

Donkeys are one of Britain's favourite animals, despite more than half of people wrongly believing they are stubborn, a study has revealed.

A YouGov poll for international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary found that donkeys were Britain's second favourite farm animal.

Unlike horses, who topped the poll with (24%), donkeys (17%) are not native to Europe, yet the...