❤️Happy #BurroAwarenessMonth! Burros are known to have incredible memories, a keen sense of self-preservation, and they tend to be sturdy and resilient. When you visit the rescued burros at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary, it's easy to become totally enamored with them.
In their natural desert environment, a burro is able to hear the call of another burro 60 miles away thanks to their ears. They have far larger ears than horses. Their extra-large ears also help keep them cool.
Because food is scarce in the desert, donkeys utilise 95% of what they eat. Their digestive system can break down a wide variety of vegetation and extract moisture from food extremely efficiently.
Burros form strong bonds within their herd. It is thought that they have the ability to recognize other animals, humans and places that they have seen in a 25 year span. Burros, like Vita shown in the video above, are pretty darn spectacular!
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