Our donkeys are called Chewy and Wit, and they came to us from the New Forest in April 2017. Wit is the brown one and Chewy is the coloured one. They are both geldings (castrated donkeys). Wit was born on the 20 May 2012 and
Chewy on the 6th June 2012.
Both donkeys have been branded with a TP on their side. You can see this on their left sides when they are losing their winter coats. This stands for Thomas Penny which identifies the farmer who originally owned them.
All donkeys living in the New Forest have to be branded in this way.
Chewy and Wit are microchipped and have their own passports. This is a requirement for every horse, pony, mule and donkey in the UK and EU.
A male donkey
or ass is called a jack, a female a jenny or jennet and a young donkey is a foal.
Donkeys can live upto 50 years.