Ellis

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    Name: Ellis

    Type: Standard Donkey

    Color: White

    Markings: None

    Sex: Gelding

    Birthday: 1/1/2017

 

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Part of an effort to save a larger group of several very neglected donkeys, the Ark Watch Foundation and Turning Pointe Donkey Rescue asked Red Bell Run to take Elinor and her newborn baby donkey, Ellis. The idea was that the pair weren’t in as poor condition as some of the others, but it turned out that Elinor and little Ellis were quite ill with pneumonia. The pair were under the care of Dr. Sutherland at Reata Equine Clinic in Texas for several months, and there were several times when we were told that little Ellis was on the edge of death. However, each time he managed to rally, and today has grown into a beautiful white donkey who adores his mother!

Ellis is an unusual color in the donkey world, being white, and his skin, especially his nose, must be protected from the sun. Because of this, he is regularly checked for any sign of sunburn or irritation around his eyes. He will require consistent observation since donkeys with his skin color (pink) are prone to developing cancer. His personality is a bit mischievous, but overall, he’s quite engaging and loves to greet people on tours! We recently lost Elinor, and while Ellis took some time to grieve the loss of his mother, he has learned to live without his mother and turned to his donkey friends for new companionship. 

 

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