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jandia feral rescued donkey

Feral donkey rescued in Jandia
Radio Sintonia:

A feral Majorero donkey rescued in Jandía.

The Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Species Rescue and Recovery Centre, through the Chekipa Foundation, in collaboration with the Crines del Viento Equestrian Centre, the veterinary technical team of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Pájara City Council, as well as the municipal workers, all of them with the knowledge of the Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) of the Civil Guard of Fuerteventura, They carried out a complex rescue of a feral Majorero donkey, an endangered breed, last Monday, March 11.

The rescue was launched after receiving a warning from both Oasis Wildlife and the Pájara City Council, about a wild, adult and injured Majorero donkey, which had been sighted in the vicinity of the Barranco de Jorós and Cofete beach.

The organization explained that the intervention involved a coordinated and meticulous effort of more than two hours. The veterinarian in charge carried out a field inspection, revealing the presence of the injured Majorero donkey, which lived together with three other males and a female. After checking its condition, the animal was immobilized and transferred to Oasis Wildlife, to receive specialized veterinary medical treatment.

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura, has reported that after a meticulous general examination and a blood test, the specialists have concluded that the rescued specimen is an adult male, which is in a state of malnutrition. In addition, he has multiple visible wounds on his front legs and on both sides of the neck, derived from confrontations with another male during the heat period. These lesions were in an open and unhealed state, with the additional complication of being infected by fly larvae. Therefore, they have considered it crucial to address these wounds appropriately, to prevent more serious complications in the future.

During the medical examination, light sedation was applied to the animal to ensure its tranquility and facilitate the process of veterinary evaluation and treatment. The technical veterinary team of the Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura species rescue and recovery centre has provided immediate care to the animal, cleaning and dressing the wounds with bandages, specially designed for the deepest injuries. In addition, a deworming process has been carried out and a flexible diet has been implemented, suitable for animals that come from the wild.

The Majorero donkey will remain in quarantine at Oasis Wildlife until its health condition is completely stabilized.

In order to prevent future conflicts with other males, castration of the specimen is contemplated. Once it is in optimal conditions, the possibility of releasing it into its natural habitat or wherever the Pájara City Council deems appropriate will be evaluated.

"During the rescue, as on many other occasions, we noticed that some tourists were throwing food from their vehicles to these endangered Majorero donkeys. This action not only endangers road safety by attracting animals to the road, but also alters their natural diet. Please, let's avoid feeding feral wildlife. Observing them is wonderful, but interfering in this way can have serious consequences," said Guacimara Cabrera, manager of Oasis Wildlife.

Cabrera emphasized the importance of citizens reporting this type of situation to provide help to animals, considering it an act of citizen responsibility. He also expressed his deep gratitude for the collaboration of the community, who have turned to the authorities and Oasis Wildlife, as fundamental points of reference in this type of interventions.

The people in charge of Oasis Wildlife have given it the name of Jorós, in honor of the ravine where it was located.

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Well done to the rescuers. Poor donkey. I’ve always thought Donkeys seem more intelligent than horses. Can’t say the same for tourists unfortunately.
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