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  • Saving an endangered breed of donkey

    The donkey named Sourbette stretches out her neck for a bite of grass. Sophie grazes near her in the background.

    Baudet du Poitou donkeys are endangered. Their numbers have dwindled to only 300-400 worldwide. A breeding effort is underway at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s College of Veterinary Medicine to expand their numbers and help save the breed from extinction.

    Photo by Michelle Hassel


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