Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

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Donkeys have played an important role in Aruban history. Brought to the island by the Spaniards in the 1500s, they were used primarily to transport goods and people. With the introduction of cars to the island, these beasts of burden were no longer needed and many of them were set free. The Donkey Sanctuary is run by volunteers and takes in sick and injured animals, allowing guests the opportunity to interact with and learn about them. After getting your fill of the cute creatures, stop by the gift shop, which is full of donkey paraphernalia, and purchase a souvenir t-shirt to help support the cause. Entrance to The Donkey Sanctuary is free but donations are greatly appreciated!

Location:  2Z Bringamosa

Business hours:  Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.