Saturday, August 14, 2010


One of my friends from the BLM just adopted some burros. They are absolutely precious!

Here are some pictures:

I believe one of them has Jerusalem donkey coloring while the other one is black.

The black one.

You can almost see the cross on his back where the black line comes down from his shoulder, which is part of where the name Jerusalem coloring comes from. It is also related to the Biblical passage in Mark 11:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19 where Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey.

The Spanish brought donkeys - or "burros" in Spanish - to North America. In the western United States the word "burro" is often used interchangeably with the word "donkey". Sometimes the distinction is made with smaller donkeys, descended from Mexican stock, called "burros".

Wild burros in the U.S.A. are protected by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. These animals, like mustangs, are considered to be a living legacy. However they are periodically at risk from overpopulation and exhausting natural resources. To reduce herd populations and preserve grazing land, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducts roundups of burro herds and holds public auctions.

For more information on burros and how to adopt visit the BLM's page on adoption here:

Or for additional information on how to adopt a wild horse or burro, please call 866-4MUSTANGS

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