A new arrival for animal sanctuary

New donkey for Mountains
New donkey for Mountains

For the first time in its 29 year history, the pitter patter of tiny donkey hooves was heard at Mountains Animal Sanctuary as a baby donkey arrived last week.

The girl, named Annie, was born at 5am to mum Petra – a rescue donkey from Ireland who arrived at the sanctuary last August - and dad Denver.

Petra was already pregnant when she came to Mountains.

As the schools are now closed for the Easter break, visitors will be able to get a glimpse of Annie for the first time.

Pam Taylor, general manager at Mountains Animal Sanctuary, said: “We’re over the moon to have our first baby donkey born at Mountains. She was born in the early morning and within 10 minutes she was up on her feet drinking milk from mum. She is absolutely gorgeous and is the spitting image of her dad.

“Annie arriving couldn’t have come at a better time. The schools finish up for the Easter holidays, and as it’s not often you can get up close to newborn donkeys in Scotland, there’s no better time for children and their parents to come along and meet Annie.

“Petra is a very hands on mum and it’s likely she will feed Annie until she’s six months old, so definitely no chance of mareternity leave for her!”